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June 10, 2013

Beach Bums snap 3-game losing streak

TRAVERSE CITY — Need to stop a losing streak? Scott Dunn's the guy.

The right-hander allowed just one run on eight hits in 6.2 innings of work Sunday evening as the Traverse City Beach Bums snapped a three-game losing streak with a much-needed 3-1 win over the Frontier Greys at Wuerfel Park.

Earlier this season, Dunn stopped a pair of two-game slides for the Bums.

"Streaks happen," Dunn said. "You just have to try to be on top more than on the bottom. I just wanted to throw strikes and get things done to support my team."

The Greys put runners on base in all seven innings that Dunn pitched. But the only run the Greys could plate came in the first on a bloop double to right-center by Blake Bergeron.

"The only reason it (ball) drops is because the wind is blowing out and we're forced to play a little deeper in this park," Beach Bums manager Gregg Langbehn said. "He couldn't have placed it any better. Nonetheless, (Dunn) pitched an awesome game. He's off to a fantastic start."

With the win, Dunn improved to 4-0. Nick Capito pitched the final 2.1 innings to earn his first save.

The Beach Bums needed a strong outing from Dunn because of a struggling offense. During that three-game skid, Traverse City hit .143 in scoring just six runs. Injuries have hampered the team. Third baseman Jose Vargas returned to the lineup Saturday, but Andrew Cohn and Scott Woodward are still out. Vargas, Cohn and Woodward are all hitting over .300.

"That's just the spot we're in right now offensively," Langbehn said. "I'm not going to try and hide it. We're not at 100 percent. We're not using that as an excuse, though. We're just in that position right now. There are opportunities now for other guys. This is their chance. We expect those guys to step up, contribute perform and win."

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