Boomers Slowed in Middle Game at Florence

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
by Tim Calderwood

FLORENCE, KY — The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, dropped a second consecutive series after suffering a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Florence Freedom in Kentucky on Wednesday night.

Florence scored in their first four plate appearances to build a 7-0 lead. The Boomers did not record a hit until the fifth inning when Rayden Sierra lined a single through the right side of the infield with one out. The lone run for the Boomers crossed the plate in the inning when Julio Gonzalez scored on a sacrifice fly from Dylan Jones. Schaumburg totaled just two hits in the loss, a third straight. Jones notched the other hit.

Starter Connor Reed was forced to leave the game in the second inning due to injury and suffered the loss after allowing four runs in 1.2 innings. Devin Rose retired the final eight batters he faced and struck out the side in the fifth, working 4.1 innings of relief. Christian Aragon and Joe Dougherty each threw a scoreless inning to close out the contest. The pitching staff struck out nine batters in the defeat.

The Boomers (16-13) conclude the series with Florence on Thursday night at 5:35pm when RHP Erik Martinez (0-1, 2.57) starts on the mound. The team returns home on June 18. Visit boomersbaseball.com for tickets and information or call 847-461-3695.