Kevin Berard went 4-4 at the plate, sparking the Lake Erie Crushers (7-11) to a 5-2 victory over the Traverse City Beach Bums (10-8) on Thursday at Wuerfel Park.He singled in the first, third, sixth, and eighth innings.
Dave Middendorf struck out 10 hitters en route to the the Lake Erie Crushers win. Middendorf allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks over eight innings.
Michael Devine ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just five innings, walked none, struck out three, and allowed five runs.