Beach Bums topple Thunderbolts for third straight win

Mike Devine pitched seven shutout innings and the Traverse City Beach Bums bats came alive scoring four runs in the fourth and three in the sixth as the Beach Bums downed the Windy City ThunderBolts 7-4 in the 2014 home opener at Wuerfel Park.

Scoreless into the fourth, Yazy Arbelo, who was robbed of extra bases his first time up, stood in with one out and cranked his first homer of the season over the right field wall for a 1-0 TC lead. The Beach Bums did not stop there as Jovan Rosa and Sean Gusrang each singled followed by a walk to George Barber to load the bases. Two batters later Drew Rossi laced a ball into right field that clipped the line and rolled all the way to the wall scoring all three runners and leaving Rossi on third with a triple, extending the Traverse City lead to 4-0.