O'FALLON, Mo. — Traverse City left River City with a win, thanks to an 8-2 victory over the Rascals on Thursday.
Looking for a sweep, River City took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, but Traverse City came back with three runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 6-1 lead.
It was 6-2 in the ninth when the Beach Bums added two more insurance runs off RBI hits from Chase Burch and Jeff Flagg.
Flagg had a big night for Traverse City. He was 3-for-5, including a home run, with five RBIs and a run scored. Burch had two hits and a pair or RBIs.
Brooks Belter picked up his first win of the year, giving up two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts in five innings. Nick Capito, Sam Brown and Scott Mueller combined to throw a one-hitter the final four innings.
Traverse City heads to Gateway for a weekend series.