Beavers Repeat as USPBL Champions
September 9th, 2018
UTICA, Mich. – Thomas Roulis doubled and drove in two runs, while left-handed pitcher Kevin Matthews (5-0) threw 5.2 strong innings, striking out eight, to lead the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers (27-21) to their second straight United Shore Professional Baseball League Championship, defeating the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (25-24), 9-3, on Sunday in front of a lively crowd at Jimmy John’s Field.
Ryan Smith and Nicholas Campana each went 2-for-4 with one RBI for the Beavers. LHP Gerry Salisbury tossed 2.1 scoreless innings in relief, including getting out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the sixth inning with Birmingham Bloomfield leading 4-2.
The Beavers are the first USPBL team to repeat as champions and have won 2 of 3 titles since the league started in 2016.
Gunnar Buhner drove in two of the three runs for the Diamond Hoppers.