Bums brush away Otters in doubleheader

The Traverse City Beach Bums got a pair of solid starts from Tanner Tripp and Alex Phillips and backed it up with timely hitting to sweep a doubleheader from the Evansville Otters, 4-1 and 5-2, at Wuerfel Park on Wednesday night.

Traverse City harnessed the momentum from squeezing out of the jam to post three runs in the last of the third. With two on and none out, Jose Vargas doubled off the third base bag to put TC back on top 2-1. Yazy Arbelo drove home another run with a single before Vargas scored two batters later on a Kevin Taylor sacrifice fly to up the lead to 4-1.

In the second game, Traverse City had the response in the last of third. After a double play left just a runner at third, Vargas brought home the first run with a double off the top of the wall. Jovan Rosa followed with a single to left to knot things at two and promptly scored on a Kevin Taylor RBI triple. Sean Gusrang continued the two-out rally with a bloop RBI single to left, making it 4-1 Beach Bums.

Bums scored seven runs total in both third innings.