Rally Stopped in Ninth

Thursday, August 24, 2017
by Tim Calderwood

WASHINGTON, PA —The East Division champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, had the tying run thrown out at the plate after scoring three times in the top of the ninth, suffering a 6-5 loss to the Washington Wild Things on Wednesday night.

The Boomers fell behind 2-0 in the first inning and trailed 3-0 before scoring a pair of runs in the fifth. Tanner Pinkston led off with a single and Opie Brodbeck followed with a bloop double. James Keller and Jack Parenty pulled the Boomers close with run-scoring groundouts. Trailing 6-2 entering the ninth, Schaumburg loaded the bases with no outs and scored the first of three runs on a throwing error. Pinch-hitter Nick Oddo knocked in a run with a groundout and Zack Weigel brought the Boomers within a run with a sacrifice fly. John Holland drove a single to center, but Rashad Brown ended the game with a strike to the plate, cutting down the would-be tying run.

Schaumburg was limited to just six hits in the loss. Brodbeck and Pinkston each finished with a pair of hits. Kagen Hopkins worked six innings on the mound, suffering the loss. Michael Wood finished out the game by working the final two frames.

The Boomers (58-28) were the first team to clinch a playoff berth and own the best record in the league. The series with Washington concludes on Thursday night at 6:05 p.m. with RHP Kit Fowler (3-2, 2.41) on the hill for the Boomers opposite RHP Tyler Garkow (1-0, 2.84). Playoff tickets are available now. 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.