TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums(24-43) threatened to score in multiple innings but ultimately were blanked by the Windy City Thunderbolts(38-30), by a final score of 2-0. Tonight’s loss marks the longest losing streak in franchise history at twelve games.
Windy City got on the board for the first run, with two outs in the third, when Keenyn Walker hit a solo home run over the left field wall. In the fifth, Ransom Lalonde tripled then scored on a Bums error, doubling the Thunderbolts lead. The Bums stranded five men on base in the second, third, and fourth innings but were unable to get the offense rolling.
TJ Santiago picked up the win for Windy City as he evens his record to 3-3. He went a strong seven innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out eight. John Havird matched Santiago pitch-to-pitch but fell to 4-5 with tonight’s loss. He also went seven, giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks, and he also fanned eight. Brian Loconsole gave up a walk and struck out three in the ninth for his 24th save.
Tomorrow night, the Beach Bums and the Windy City Thunderbolts lock up for game two of this weekend’s three game set. Augie Galllardo will start for the Bums while Drake Robison goes for Windy City. First pitch from Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, IL, will be at 7:05pm(EDT) and the voice of the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, will go on the air with the Budweiser pre-game show at 6:45 on 101.9FM- The Bay.
Fans! Come on out to Wuerfel Park on Tuesday, as the Beach Bums host the Lake Erie Crushers. Our wonderful seniors are invited to enjoy special Silver Slugger Tuesday chairback ticket prices- Only $5.00 for fans 60 and over. All fans can take advantage of the Thrifty Tuesday meal deal! Buy a hot dog or brat, chips, and a Northwoods soda, all for just $5. Gates open at 6pm and first pitch is at 7:05.
Individual tickets are now available, 24/7 at www.tcbeachbums.com, or by calling the box office at (231) 943-0100, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, on non-game days, and from 10am until the seventh inning on game days.