Jay Austin went 2-4, sparking the Traverse City Beach Bums (1-0) to a 5-1 victory over the Rockford Aviators (0-1) on Tuesday at Wuerfel Park.He doubled in the third inning and singled in the seventh inning.
Kramer Champlin racked up seven strikeouts in the the Traverse City Beach Bums win. Champlin allowed one earned run, six hits and one walk over seven innings.
Matt Frahm had an impressive outing against the Traverse City Beach Bums' lineup. The Traverse City Beach Bums managed just one hit off of Frahm, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his two innings of work.
Kyle Brueggemann (0-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 5 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out six, and allowed five runs.