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Baseball: ThunderBolts defeat Traverse City Beach Bums 4-3

Updated: July 19, 2013 10:12PM



TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Windy City ThunderBolts took advantage of some Traverse City defensive mistakes as they erased an early deficit to claim a 4-3 win Friday night over the Beach Bums at Wuerfel Park.

The Bums took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Chase Burch got a rally started with a leadoff single. Carlo Testa followed with a walk and they scored on a Sean Gusrang RBI single and a wild pitch, respectively.

The score remained 2-0 into the fifth, when the ThunderBolts put up a three-spot to take a permanent lead. With Evan Button at third and Andrew Brauer at second and one out, Chase tucker hit a grounder to short. Button scored, and an errant throw from Taylor Wrenn allowed Brauer to cross the plate.

Later in the inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, Chad Cregar singled home Taylor to make it a 3-2 game. Jayce Ray was thrown out at home on the play.

Windy City added one to its lead in the sixth when Ryan Soares walked and, with two outs, scored on a Burny Mitchem error on a Nathan Pittman grounder.

The Bums threatened in the seventh. With runners at second and third with two outs, a Wrenn single scored Marcus Nidiffer, but in an attempt to tie the game, Ryan Still was thrown out by right fielder Andrew Brauer.

Dyllon Nuernberg (5-1) pitched seven innings and allowed three runs in his fifth straight win. Michael Click pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.

Traverse City’s Johnny Omahen (4-5) gave up three runs (one earned) in five innings.



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