TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Pit Spitters are back on top of the Northwoods League standings after their sixth-straight win over the Great Lakes Resorters on Friday.

TRAVERSE CITY — A strong balance of talent between the starting rotation and the bullpen is key to a winning season at any level of baseball.

TRAVERSE CITY — Cade Heil is beginning to become a force out of the bullpen for the Traverse City Pit Spitters.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Great Lakes Resorters beat the Traverse City Pit Spitters for the second time in-a-row Friday, winning back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City won a Frontier League championship the last time the Beach Bums managed a .500-or-better record over the first 20 games of a season.

TRAVERSE CITY — Last-place Traverse City picked up a thrilling 8-7 extra-inning win on the road against first-place Schaumburg in Frontier League play on Thursday. Alexis Rivera singled in Jeff DeBlieux with one out on the top of the 10th inning to give the Beach Bums (36-56) a one-run victory against the Boomers (64-29) to avoid the sweep.

Zach Weigel had four hits to lead Schaumburg to a 12-1 victory Wednesday over the Traverse City Beach Bums.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Boomers slammed the door shut on the Beach Bums Tuesday night as Schaumburg shut out Traverse City 5-0 at Boomers Stadium.

TRAVERSE CITY — Joliet stole the weekend from the Traverse City Beach Bums.

Reinaldo Lopez threw seven solid innings, scattering seven hits and walking only one while striking out three, but it wasn't enough as the Traverse City Beach Bums lost 5-3 to Lake Erie.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Beach Bums and Lake Erie Crushers had some unfinished business to attend to before they could get to Wednesday's regularly scheduled game at Sprenger Stadium.

TRAVERSE CITY — A night after scoring a dozen runs in a 12-11 victory against Windy City, the Traverse City Beach Bums managed to score just twice in a 5-2 loss to the Thunderbolts at Wuerfel Park.

Jake Fisher must love facing the Traverse City Beach Bums. The Windy City Thunderbolts starter — not the Traverse City native who plays in the NFL — has faced the Beach Bums four times this season and gone at least eight innings each time out, winning three.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Beach Bums showed they have some fight left in them after winning Wednesday's contest against Joliet in dramatic walk-off fashion. Tied 5-5 with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, Jeff DeBlieux singled to center to drive home Quintin Alexander and send the faithful fans at Wuerfel Park home happy with a 6-5 win.

TRAVERSE CITY — It was two for Tuesday at Wuerfel Park as the Traverse City Beach Bums swept a doubleheader against the Joliet Slammers, winning 3-1 and 6-4 after trailing in both seven-inning games.

TRAVERSE CITY — Brian Bayliss outdueled Clay Chapman to give the Traverse City Beach Bums a 3-1 victory Sunday over Windy City.

TRAVERSE CITY — Runs aren't getting any easier to come by for the Traverse City Beach Bums.

TRAVERSE CITY — July 20 must seem like quite a long time ago to the Traverse City Beach Bums, who have now gone 13 days without a win after Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Washington at Wuerfel Park.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Beach Bums were hoping some homecooking would help cure what has been ailing them as of late, but that did not turn out to be the case Friday night. Coming off an 0-6 road trip, Traverse City returned to Wuerfel Park and lost for the seventh straight time, falling 5-1 to River City.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Beach Bums just cannot seem avoid those crooked numbers. After allowing 15 runs in an inning Tuesday and five runs in an inning Wednesday, both of which were losses, Traverse City allowed three runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the seventh inning of Thursday's 11-7 loss at Evansville.

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TRAVERSE CITY — The fourth inning of Wednesday's Frontier League game between Traverse City and Evansville was looking a lot like Tuesday's fourth inning. And that was not good news for the Beach Bums. A day after allowing 15 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in a 17-0 loss to the Otters, Traverse City pitching allowed five runs in the bottom of the fourth in a 6-1 loss.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Evansville Otters lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 15 runs in the fourth inning of Tuesday's Frontier League game against Traverse City on their way to a 17-0 home victory at Bosse Field.

TRAVERSE CITY — Missouri was unkind to the Traverse City over the weekend.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Beach Bums suffered their second-most lopsided loss of the season Friday, a 13-0 defeat at River City.

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Alexis Rivera's first-inning grand slam carried the Traverse City Beach Bums to a 4-3 win over Normal at Wuerfel Park Thursday night. Rivera's big blast rallied the Bums from an early 1-0 deficit and helped snap a three-game losing streak.

Reinaldo Lopez threw a six-hitter for Traverse City on Wednesday. Sixto Torres and two Normal CornBelters relievers happened to hold the Beach Bums to three, leading Normal to a 1-0 victory in Wednesday's Frontier League baseball game at Wuerfel Park.

TRAVERSE CITY — Time might still be on the Beach Bums’ side, but barely.

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