The old wives' tales mention that 13 is an unlucky number in many ways but on Thursday night for the Washington Wild Things, presented by Washington Financial, it proved to be the perfect digit as the visitors swept the Traverse City Beach Bums 5-4. The win was the Wild Things 13th of the season in their 13th year in the Frontier League. The Wild Things defense was the highlight of the game and on the hill, Scott Dunnimpressed as he threw 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.
The first run came early in the first when third baseman Carter Bell knocked in a run on a fielder's choice ground ball. The Wild Things continued to strike when outfielder Scott Kalamar laced a 2-run double to make the score 3-0 Washington.
While Dunn continued to groove on the hill, the Things once again pounced on opposing pitcher Casey Delgado in the sixth. First baseman Will Beckwith answered the call with a single allowing two runners to cross the plate putting Washington ahead to a score of 5-0.
Traverse City made a comeback attempt in the bottom of the ninth, stringing together a few hits and scoring on a throwing error to make it 5-1. Outfielder Scott Woodward added to the score with an RBI single making it 5-2. Continuing the efforts, third baseman Jovan Rosa knocked a two-run double to make it a 5-4 ball game. The late-game run was not enough to rattle Washington as they closed out the game with a final score of 5-4.
Washington continues to control the lead of the East moving to 13-5 and possessing a 3 game win streak. The next series will be in Rockford tomorrow, June 6th as Washington will look to continue their hot streak. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m..