Stoops Leads Beach Bums Past Thunderbolts

TRAVERSE CITY – A complete-game effort from starter Dylan Stoops lifted the Traverse City Beach Bums to a 10-1 win over the Windy City Thunderbolts at Wuerfel Park on Tuesday.

Stoops allowed just one earned run on seven hits while striking out 10 and walking none over nine innings as the Beach Bums (31-41) won for the second straight game.

Leading 1-0 through 4 1/2 innings, Jose Vargas padded Traverse City’s lead with a three-run home run in the fifth, scoring Ryan Bottger and Marcos Derkes.

The Beach Bums then tacked on six more insurance runs in the eighth.

Bottger led the way at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Will Kengor was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

The two teams continue their three-game series Wednesday.

First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.