Liguori Pitches Boomers To Win Over Joliet

Sunday, August 20, 2017
by Tim Calderwood

SCHAUMBURG, IL —The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, received eight strong innings from starting pitcher Lars Liguori to inch closer to a playoff slot with a 2-1 win over the Joliet Slammers in the finale of a six-game homestand.

Joliet opened the second inning with back-to-back singles, but Liguori limited the damage to just one run. Sean Godfrey tied the game in the bottom of the fourth, dropping down a bunt single to score Rock Shoulders. Tanner Pinkston forced home the deciding run in the fifth by drawing a bases loaded walk.

Liguori retired 12 straight at one point and finished by allowing just the second inning run on six hits, striking out five. Jake Joyce finished out the game by earning his 12th save with a perfect ninth. Schaumburg finished with eight hits. Pinkston and John Holland notched two apiece.

The Boomers (57-27) continue to own the best record in the league and hold a commanding lead in the East Division while closing in on a playoff berth with a magic number of two for the division and a playoff berth pending results elsewhere. The team heads on the road for three games in Pennsylvania with the Washington Wild Things beginning on Tuesday night. 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.