The Traverse City Beach Bums defeated the Evansville Otters 4-1 in a rain-shortened seven inning game at Bosse Field on Thursday evening.
The win completes a sweep for the Beach Bums who started with an early 1-0 lead on a solo home run from Chase Burch.
The score would stay the same into the top of the third inning when Evansville right-hander David Francis left the game with a hamstring injury.
Right-hander Kyle Barry took over allowing two unearned runs in the fourth and another unearned run in the sixth.
Trailing 4-0, Evansville scored a run in the bottom of the inning when former Otter outfielder Greg Burns dropped a fly ball in center field. Infielder Joe Spiers scored on the play, ending a 20 inning scoreless streak for Evansville.
Reliever Josh Cephas started to throw in the top of the seventh inning but a rainstorm moved through the area, forcing the tarp on the field, and ending the game.
Traverse City wins 4-1 and the Beach Bums are now 23-22 this season. The loss drops Evansville to 12-33.
Lefty David Deminsky (1-1) allowed just one unearned run during six innings as he received the win. The loss goes to right-hander David Francis (0-3) who gave up one run in two innings.
Evansville will begin a three game series on Friday night against the Rockford RiverHawks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CDT . It is Edward Jones Night at the Ballpark and there will also be a fireworks extravaganza after the final out.
Make sure to go to the team’s official website at http://www,evansvilleotters.com or call the team's front office at (812) 435-8686 about tickets to any of the upcoming games.