TRAVERSE CITY, MI- The Traverse City Beach Bums(33-41) used four pitchers and a big third inning to clinch a series victory, winning tonight against the Schaumburg Boomers(37-38), 7-0.
With two outs in the first inning, the Beach Bums put together their first rally of the game. Will Kengor and Luke Lowery were issued back-to-back walks then Steve Lohr and Alexis Rivera hit back-to-back RBI singles for a 2-0 Traverse City advantage.
In the third, Ryan Kemp and Isaac Benard led off with singles then Kengor walked to load the bases. Two batters later, Lohr drove in two on a fielder’s choice with Benard scoring the second run on a heads up base running play. Alexis Rivera reached on an infield hit, Noah McGowan hit an RBI single, and Connor Oliver plated a run on a double, giving the Bums a 6-0 lead.
Oliver led off the sixth with a walk then moved to second on a Ryan Kemp single to center. Two batters later, Will Kengor ripped a single into right field, scoring Oliver, making it a 7-0 game. From there, the bullpen combination of Tyler Barss, Augie Gallardo, and Justin Finan held the Boomers scoreless.
Luke DeVenney muscled his way through five innings to earned his first professional win, improving his record to 1-3. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out two. Joe Hauser suffered the loss, going six innings, giving up seven runs on 10 hits and four walks. He falls to 7-7.
On Friday night, the Beach Bums head to Avon, OH, for a three game series over the weekend against the Lake Erie Crushers at Sprenger Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 6:45. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at TCBeachBums.com.