Boomers Secure 50th Victory to Sweep Joliet

Monday, August 7, 2017
by Tim Calderwood

SCHAUMBURG, IL —The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, reached the 50-win marker by downing the Joliet Slammers 3-1 on Sunday to sweep a four-game weekend series and cap a 6-1 homestand.

Kit Fowler limited Joliet to just three hits in six shutout innings, striking out eight to earn his first win as a starter. David Harris handed the Boomers a 1-0 lead just three batters into the game by tallying a third consecutive single. Josh Gardiner drove home runs in the fourth and eighth to stretch the margin to 3-0 while four relievers combined to finish the win. Kyle Westwood picked up his third save with a strikeout to leaving the tying run at second in the ninth. Kyle Ruchim paced a nine-hit attack with three hits while Gardiner added two run-scoring singles.

The Boomers (50-22) are the first team in the league to reach 50 wins and achieved the marker faster than any other point in franchise history. The team owns four seasons with 50 or more wins in the sixth years of existence. Schaumburg owns the best record in the league and holds a commanding lead in the East Division. Following consecutive days off the Boomers will begin a six-game roadtrip in Pennsylvania on Wednesday with a doubleheader against the Washington Wild Things. Make the Boomers part of your plans this season by calling (847) 461-FOWL (3695). Hear all of the game action this season on AM 1410 WRMN with the voice of the Boomers, Tim Calderwood.