Rogelio Noris drove in the winning run to give the Lake Erie Crushers (12-17) the lead in the sixth inning, as the Lake Erie Crushers hung on to beat the Traverse City Beach Bums (19-10) 5-3 on Thursday.With the score tied at one, Noris came to the plate and doubled, scoring Russell Moldenhauer.
The Lake Erie Crushers would not relinquish the lead as the Traverse City Beach Bums were unable to weather a four-run ninth inning deficit.
The Traverse City Beach Bums scored two runs in the ninth on a solo home run by Chris Kay and. Unfortunately, the Traverse City Beach Bums weren't able to take the lead back.
Robby Kuzdale racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Lake Erie Crushers. He tripled in the seventh inning.
Alex Loftin improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Lake Erie Crushers. He allowed one run over five innings. Loftin struck out none, walked three and gave up five hits.
Jason Mattila (1-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed two runs.