JOLIET, Ill. — The Traverse City Beach Bums lost their 2013 Frontier League season opener 5-2 to the Joliet Slammers on Friday night.
Slammers pitchers struck out the Beach Bums 14 times on the evening. Traverse City briefly took the lead in the fourth inning before Bums' starter Jacob Clem gave up all five runs scored by Joliet.
The Slammers and Beach Bums play twice more this weekend before Traverse City returns for the team's home opener on Tuesday against Evansville.
See Saturday's Record-Eagle for complete story.