SAUGET, Ill. —
That's the way to end a road trip.
The Traverse City Beach Bums scored seven runs in the final three innings to beat Gateway 12-6 Sunday in the finale of the three-game series.
The Beach Bums won Saturday night 5-2. They are 9-6 heading into Tuesday's contest with Rockford at Wuerfel Park.
Chase Burch carried the big stick Sunday with three hits and five RBIs. He belted a three-run homer in the ninth. His five RBIs tied a career high.
The Beach Bums pounded out 15 hits. Sean Gusrang also had three hits in the win. Brian Heere, Jeff Flagg and Chris Kay added two apiece.
Traverse City trailed 5-4 after five innings. The Beach Bums tied it with a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Burch. They took the lead for good with three in the seventh on just one hit. After two walks and single loaded the bases, Kyle Eveland walked to bring in the go-ahead run. Heere followed with a deep fly to center that scored the second run. Then Ryan Still dropped down a sacrifice bunt to bring in the eighth run.
Traverse City added four more in the ninth, three on Burch's blast. That was one of three homers hit by the Beach Bums. Gusrang smacked a solo homer in the second and Flagg went deep for his league-leading eighth of the season in the third.
Nick Capito (2-0) earned the win in relief. David Deminsky started, but lasted just 2 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs. Matt Miller, Capito, Sam Brown and Scott Mueller settled things down in relief. They combined to give up one run on just three hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.
On Saturday night, Reid Kelly pitched six strong innings to improve to 3-0. Kyle Colligan led the attack with three hits. Kay and Flagg homered in the game.
Burch drives in five runs in 12-6 win
SAUGET, Ill. —
That's the way to end a road trip.
Beach Bums beat Rockford Aviators, 4-3
It doesn't matter that the Beach Bums' bats didn't exactly break out of their little early-season slump.Continued ...
Frontier League Standings: 05/25/2013
Frontier League baseball at a glance:Continued ...
FINAL: Beach Bums 4, Rockford 3
A four-run seventh inning powered the Traverse City Beach Bums to a 4-3 win over Rockford at Wuerfel Park Friday night.Continued ...
Evansville sweeps Beach Bums
Ever have Otter Pops as a kid? Well, it was just about cold enough to make them Thursday at Wuerfel Park.Continued ...
Homecoming of sorts for ex-Bum Morrow
It was a good homecoming of sorts for Bryce Morrow. Wednesday’s rain-out allowed him to hang around with former college roommate Jake Sabol, who was the winning pitcher in Traverse City’s 10-0 win Tuesday.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
FINAL: Evansville 4, Beach Bums 1
Evansville completed a doubleheader sweep of the Traverse City Beach Bums by winning the nightcap 4-1 at Wuerfel Park tonight.Continued ...
FINAL: Evansville 6, Beach Bums 5
The Beach Bums' comeback bid fell just short in game one of a doubleheader today against Evansville, as the Otters won 6-5 in seven innings.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Fog cuts short Bums' win over Evansville
Not many people saw Taylor Wrenn’s two-run, two-out triple in the eighth that effectively ended Traverse City’s 10-0 Frontier League home opener win Tuesday over Evansville.Continued ...
Now it's Bums' Woodward's turn to deliver the hurt
Scott Woodward’s 2011 season was derailed by injuries and 2012 didn’t happen due to them. So far, 2013 looks like he’ll be hurting a lot of Frontier League teams.Continued ...
Beach Bums continue to take their looks at plate
The Beach Bums picked up right where they left off last regular season, drawing tons of walks. Traverse City added nine to its season total of 26. River City came in Tuesday’s games with 30 to lead the league.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
FINAL: Beach Bums 10, Evansville 0
The game didn't go the full nine innings, but the Traverse City Beach Bums still won their home opener 10-0 against the Evansville Otters Tuesday night.Continued ...
- Monday, May 20, 2013
Dunn shines, Bums win 1st game
Scott Dunn got it done Sunday. The veteran Traverse City righthander pitched seven shutout innings as the Beach Bums broke into the win column with a 6-2 victory over the Joliet Slammers.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 19, 2013
Beach Bums fall in Joliet, 6-3
Catcher Grant DeBruin went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs Saturday night as the Joliet Slammers made it two straight over the Traverse City Beach Bums, 6-3.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
Beach Bums lose, 5-2
Goose Kallunki drove in three runs Friday night as Joliet beat the Traverse City Beach Bums 5-2 in a Frontier League season opener.Continued ...
- Friday, May 17, 2013
FINAL: Joliet 5, Traverse City 2
The Traverse City Beach Bums lost their 2013 Frontier League season opener 5-2 to the Joliet Slammers on Friday night.Continued ...
UPDATE: Beach Bums, Slammers tied 1-1 in 4th
The Traverse City Beach Bums are tied with Joliet 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning of their 2013 Frontier League baseball season opener.Continued ...
Beach Bums open tonight against Joliet
Jacob Clem will get the start in tonight’s Traverse City Beach Bums opener at Joliet.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wuerfel Park power numbers on the rise
One season probably doesn't completely kill the opinion of Wuerfel Park. But after last season's surge in power numbers, the Beach Bums are doing their best to change the notion that their home park isn't friendly to hitters.Continued ...
Gusrang's move to outfield pays big dividends right away
Sean Gusrang was an infielder by trade. Until last season, that is.Continued ...
Bums' bullpen figures to be strong
If things go as expected, Beach Bums’ opponents may be hard-pressed to find success in the late stages of games.Continued ...
Vargas no laughing matter to Frontier League pitchers
You might not know it, but reigning Frontier League MVP Jose Vargas is a bit of a joker. The Traverse City Beach Bums slugger usually keeps a straight face in public.Continued ...
Nidiffer adds more than a bat to Bums' roster
Marcus Nidiffer is a coach on the field. He's also a pitcher's best friend. That's part of his job description as the catcher for the Traverse City Beach Bums.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Langbehn not yet ready to set Bums lineup
Starting rotation? Still working on it. Opening day pitcher? To be determined. Starting lineup? Pending.Continued ...
- Monday, May 6, 2013
Former Rippers find home with Beach Bums
Chris Kaminski witnessed a baseball franchise collapse last season. Which makes him all that more glad he's now with one that's been stable.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Skipper vows Bums will make it on merit
When Traverse City Beach Bums manager Gregg Langbehn met with his players this week he did not talk about goals.Continued ...
- Beach Bums beat Rockford Aviators, 4-3