STRONG PITCHING AND CLUTCH HITTING BRING BUMS WIN
EVANSVILLE, IN -- The Traverse City Beach Bums(13-19) came back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Evansville Otters(17-15) by a final score of 5-2.
After a scoreless first inning, Evansville got on the board first on a two-run triple by Mike Rizzitello. With one out in the fifth, Max Dutto and newcomer Alec Olund each walked. Arby Fields then reached on a fielders choice and stole second. Isaac Benard followed with his third hit of the game, a two-run single, tying the game at two a piece.
In the eighth, the Beach Bums put together a two out rally to grab the late lead. Steve Lohr doubled off of the right field wall and was replaced at second by Josh Hauser. Alexis Rivera walked and Kendall Patrick drove them both home with a double over the right fielder's head for a 4-2 advantage. Max Dutto Doubled in the ninth then scored on an RBI single by Fields for a big insurance run.
John Havird earned the win for Traverse City with a strong seven inning effort, retiring the last 12 Otter batters he faced. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six as he improves to 2-3. Sean Adler gets the loss to fall to 2-3 after giving up two runs on two hits and a walk in an innings work. Matt Williams gave up a hit in the ninth, but finished the game off for his third save of the season.
After an off day Monday, the Beach Bums continue this nine game road trip with a three-game series against the Washington Wild Things. Chase Cunningham gets the start for Washington while Justin Finan goes for the Beach Bums. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 6:45pm. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at TCBeachBums.com
The Beach Bums return home on Wednesday, June 27th with a doubleheader against the Lake Erie Crushers. Thats two games for the price of one!! 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.