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.
Beach Bums add OF Heinrich, lefty pitcher Brenner; GT Bay gymnasts win Tulip City Invitational; TC Figure Skating Club holding free skating event; 48th annual Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School scheduled.
Bums sign Glover, Menken, bring back Cadaret as pitching coach; M22 Challenge registration starts March 1; TC Men's Bowling Association banquet March 10. (Plus more)
St. Francis to hold signing ceremonies for 5 athletes; 6 area teams in latest prep boys, girls basketball polls; Charlevoix's Nesburg honored with MHSAA scholar-athlete award. (Plus more)
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.
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 — 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 downward trend continued for the Traverse City Beach Bums Sunday night as they lost for the ninth straight time, falling to the River City Rascals 9-8.
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.
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.
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.
Beach Bums release outfielder Ryan Garvey; TC West 10-11 Little League team wins district title; TC Central hockey boosters golf outing Aug. 6. (Plus more)
The second-half opener was unkind to the Traverse City Beach Bums Friday night. The first-place Schaumburg Boomers topped TC at Wuerfel Park 5-3 in extra innings, receiving a two-run single from Ryan O'Malley to put the pressure on the home team in the first game following the Frontier League All-Star break.
Beach Bums' Kengor named Player of the Week; Benzie soccer camp starts Monday; TC St. Francis football mini-camp coming in August.
TRAVERSE CITY — A pair of Beach Bums will make the trip down to the southwest suburbs of Chicago to take part in the Frontier League's 25th All-Star game hosted by the Joliet Slammers at Slammers Stadium on Wednesday, July 12. Traverse City's Will Kengor and Steven Patterson were named to the All-Star East squad.
The score isn't exactly right, but Windy City doubled up Traverse City on Sunday. The Thunderbolts hit six two-baggers en route to a 6-4 win in which the Beach Bums' ninth-inning rally ran out of steam in a Frontier League baseball game Sunday at Wuerfel Park in Traverse City.
TRAVERSE CITY — All was going well for the Traverse City Beach Bums in Friday's home game against Windy City — until the fourth inning when the Thunderbolts put up all five of their runs in a 5-4 victory at Wuerfel Park.
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