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Beach Bums Shutout in Finale at Lake Erie

August 12, 2018 - Frontier League (FL) - Traverse City Beach Bums News Release

AVON, OH- The Traverse City Beach Bums(34-43) stranded nine men on base as they drop today's afternoon tilt against the Lake Erie Crushers(42-36) by a 3-0 final score.

After the first two innings went scoreless, Lake Erie got on the board with a three-run home run by Dane Hutcheon in the third. Earlier, in the top of the third, the Beach Bums loaded the bases but couldn't score. They also had runners on first and second in the fourth but couldn't convert a run as they were shutout for the seventh time this season.

Alex Romero picked up the win for the Crushers, going six innings, giving up three hits and two walks while striking out 11. He improves to 8-6. Ken Knudsen suffered the loss to fall to 5-2. He gave up three runs on two hits and two walks in five innings of work. Kent Hasler retired all six men he faced, in two innings of work, for his second save of the season.

After two days off, the Beach Bums return home to take on the Washington Wild Things in a doubleheader on Wednesday to start a three game set. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 5:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 4:45. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at

This 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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