The Traverse City Beach Bums (6-4) refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against the Southern Illinois Miners (4-6), recording a 14-4 victory on Tuesday at Rent One Park, Marion, IL.
Nine runs in the first three innings allowed the Traverse City Beach Bums to put the game away early.A wild pitch, a solo home run by Jose Vargas, and a two-run home run by Vargas during the first inning and an RBI double by Scott Woodward and a three-run home run by Matt Howard in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Traverse City Beach Bums.
Chase Burch racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Traverse City Beach Bums. He singled in the fourth inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Ken Gregory racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Southern Illinois Miners. He singled in the fourth inning and doubled in the eighth inning.
Jacob Clem got the win, running his season record to 1-2. He allowed one run over seven innings. Clem struck out none, walked one and gave up nine hits.
Hayden Simpson (0-1) took the loss for the Southern Illinois Miners. He allowed nine runs in three innings, walked three and struck out three.
The Traverse City Beach Bums pounded the Southern Illinois Miners pitching, as six hitters combined for 12 hits, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.