Beavers Advance to Semifinals with 7-3 Win over Hoppers
September 6th, 2019
UTICA, Mich. – Right-handed pitcher Garrett Christman threw 6.0 strong innings, allowing one run, while Ross Haffey went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs batted in to lead the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers (24-24-2) over the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (18-30-2), 7-3, in the quarterfinals of the United Shore Professional Baseball League playoffs on Friday in front of a sell out crowd at Jimmy John’s Field.
The Beavers advance to the semifinals of the USPBL playoffs and will take on the No. 2 seed Utica Unicorns (27-22) on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. and former New York Yankees first-round draft pick Ty Hensley will take the mound for the Unicorns (Detroit News Article). The Beavers are trying to become the first-ever independent team to win three consecutive titles.