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Eastside Diamond Hoppers vs
Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers

September 9th, 2018
1:05 PM

USPBL postgame 7

Beavers Repeat as USPBL Champions

Box Score | Photo Gallery

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.