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Traverse City Beach Bums vs Normal CornBelters: 5-3

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Early lead not enough for the Normal CornBelters, drop 5-3 decision to the Traverse City Beach Bums

Story by Narrative Science.

The Normal CornBelters (28-59) built an early edge on Thursday, but the Traverse City Beach Bums (58-29) roared back to steal a 5-3 victory at The Corn Crib.

The Traverse City Beach Bums took the lead in the ninth inning on an RBI double by Jose Vargas.

Chase Burch racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Traverse City Beach Bums. He doubled in the first inning and homered in the fifth innings.

Scott Dunn handled the Normal CornBelters' lineup with ease, racking up six strikeouts. The Traverse City Beach Bums' pitcher tossed 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball and allowed only four hits.

It was a good day at the plate for the Normal CornBelters' Bobby Rinard. Rinard went 2-5, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning.

Scott Mueller improved to 2-5 on the year by picking up the win for the Traverse City Beach Bums. Mueller struck out three, walked one and gave up one hit.

Brendon Smith ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his seventh loss of the year. He lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out two, and allowed two runs.