WASHINGTON, Pa. — Traverse City had plenty of opportunities.
The Beach Bums just weren’t able to capitalize in an 8-5 morning-game setback against the Washington Wild Things..
Traverse City had 10 hits and the Wild Things committed four errors and had three wild pitches, but the Bums left 10 runners stranded in the loss.
Washington led 5-1 after two innings off TC starter Ian MacDougall (1-2), who surrendered nine hits and seven runs in five frames.
Left-hander Ryan Brasser made his Beach Bums debut, tossing two innings, giving up three hits and one unearned run. Clayton Ruch struck out two in the eighth.
Greg Harisis also made his Traverse City debut, starting in center field and hitting lead-off the same day he was signed. He was 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI after coming to the Beach Bums following a three-year career at Santa Clara University in which he hit .332 with 38 RBIs, 58 runs, 38 walks and 19 steals in 96 games as a shortstop.
Yazy Arbelo, Casey Roche and Jeff DeBlieux each had two hits for the Beach Bums, who trailed 8-2 before scoring three runs in the top of the ninth. Closer Jonathan Kountis came on to record the final two outs as the game ended with the bases loaded. Traverse City also left the bases loaded in the seventh.
Rusty Shellhorn (2-0, 2.73) will get the start tonight for Traverse City against former Beach Bums All-Star Scott Dunn (2-2, 3.76) today at Consol Energy Park.