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Beach Bums Drop Pitchers Duel to Crushers

August 11, 2018 - Frontier League (FL) - Traverse City Beach Bums News Release

AVON, OH - The Traverse City Beach Bums(34-42) and Lake Erie Crushers(41-36) went scoreless in the first five innings but the Crushers got that extra hit to take tonight's middle game of this weekend's series by a final score of 2-1.

Dane Hutcheon led off the sixth with a single into right field then moved to third on a Joel McKeithan double. Cody Lenahan drove them both home with a double for a 2-0 Lake Erie lead. With one out in the seventh, Will Kengor reached on an error then Steve Lohr single into center, moving Kengor to second. Alexis Rivera then slammed a double into right, scoring Kengor, pulling Traverse City within one. Later in the inning, Lohr was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a wild pitch and the Bums wouldn't threaten again.

Jake Repavich earned the win for Lake Erie, going six and a third innings. He allowed an unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight. He's now 1-1. Tyler Thornton had a solid debut for the Beach Bums, working into the sixth inning, but he falls to 0-1. He allowed one run on two hits and walked three. Logan Lombana allowed a two out walk in the ninth but struck out one on the way to his eighth save of the season.

On Sunday afternoon, the Beach Bums and Lake Erie Crushers finish of this weekend's three game set and get together for the final time in 2018. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 1:45. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at

On Wednesday, we at the Beach Bums are excited to partner with Fudge by Design to bring you this one of a kind experience, a fudge tasting party at the ballpark, as the Bums take on the Washington Wild Things in a double header. Enjoy not only two baseball games, but the sampling of any number of crazy fudge flavors. Amongst the 65 flavor offerings are fan favorites such as: Birthday Cake, Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, and Chocolate Turtle. If you're feeling a bit more daring you might try Maple Bacon, Root Beer Float, or even Chocolate Jalepeno! This is a night you and your taste buds will not soon forget! For information and tickets, go to or call the office at (231) 943-0100.

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