TRAVERSE CITY -- Brett Bostelman earned his first win in more than six weeks as the Traverse City Beach Bums beat the Lake Erie Crushers 4-2 Thursday in a Frontier League game at Wuerfel Park.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak.

Bostelman, who retired the first 12 batters he faced, gave up two runs on three hits in 7.1 innings of work to improve to 6-4. The All-Star pitcher carried a shutout into the eighth.

The Beach Bums (26-36) took an early lead with two runs in the third. Robby Alcombrack singled and Andrew Stafford doubled to start the threat. Mike Epping drove in Alcombrack with an infield single while Sean Hoorelbeke hit a two-out ground rule double to score Stafford.

Traverse City went up 3-0 in the fifth when Epping singled, stole second, went to third on an errant throw and scored when Hoorelbeke grounded out.

Lake Erie battled back in the eighth, knocking Bostelman out of the game. Andrew David's two-run single off reliever Shawn Joy accounted for Lake Erie's scoring.

The Beach Bums added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Alcombrack doubled in Andrew Barbaro.

David Hurst, pitched 1.1 innings of relief to earn the save.

Epping led Traverse City's eight-hit attack with three infield singles. His stolen base was his 26th of the season in 27 attempts.

Barbaro was also on base three times with a hit and two walks.

The teams conclude their three-game set tonight with David Dinelli (1-3, 6.75) starting for the Beach Bums and Cardozza Tucker for the Crushers.

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