LOPEZ SHINES IN WALK-OFF SHUTOUT WIN
TRAVERSE CITY, MI -- The Traverse City Beach Bums(23-26) and the Gateway Grizzlies(22-30), matched zeroes on the scoreboard until the ninth as the Beach Bums took the middle game of this weekend's three game set by a final score of 1-0.
Starters Reinaldo Lopez for the Beach Bums and Mike Elwood were the stars in last night's game, each flummoxing the entire batting order in last night's contest through eight scoreless. Finally, in the bottom of the ninth, with one away, the Beach Bums strung a rally together. Will Kengor started it with a walk then, after a pitching change, Lowery singled to move Kengor to second. Alexis Rivera followed with a single into right-center field, scoring Kengor, and sending Beach Bums Nation into a frenzy.
Reinaldo Lopez picked up the win and his second complete game of the year, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out seven. He improves his record to 4-3. Mike Elwood takes the tough loss, dropping to 4-4. He went eight and a third innings, allowing the lone run on two hits and a walk.
Today, the Beach Bums and Gateway Grizzlies get together for the final game before the All-Star break, and the rubber game of the weekend's three game set. Alec Kisena gets the start for Gateway while Jordan Desguin goes for the Beach Bums. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 4:45pm. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at TCBeachBums.com.
Sundays in 2018 are Family FUNday Sundays, because what could be more fun than taking the while family out to see a Beach Bums game? Kids 12 and under get the chance to run the bases after the game, plus they can join their parents in the player autograph line. Gates open at 4pm for a 5:05 start. For information and tickets, go to TCBeachBums.com or call the office at (231) 943-0100.