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updated: 8/12/2012 12:28 AM

Beach Bums power past Boomers 12-2

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The East Division leading Traverse City Beach Bums matched a season high with 4 home runs, including a pair from Jeff Flagg, to power past the Schaumburg Boomers 12-2 on Saturday night.

Schaumburg opened the scoring in the first inning when the game's first batter, Karexon Sanchez, homered over the wall in right.

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Flagg's first homer in the second inning gave the hosts the lead. He hit another 2-run homer in the third to extend the lead to 5-1.

Ryan Still's 3-run shot and a solo homer off the bat of Jose Vargas, his league-high 26th, stretched the edge to 9-1.

Drew Heithoff singled home Mike Valadez in the sixth to account for the only other Schaumburg run. Alex Rivers pitched 5 innings and suffered the loss despite recording 6 strikeouts.

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