Wild Things Homer Past Boomers
SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, dropped the opener of a weekend home series by a 7-4 score to the Washington Wild Things.
Washington hit four homers in the game including a two-run shot just three batters into the game to take the lead. The Wild Things connected on back-to-back blasts in the inning to open a 3-0 edge and held a 4-0 lead after two. Sean Godfrey tripled home Ryan O’Malley in the third as the Boomers began to rally. Kenny Towns plated Josh Gardiner in the fourth and James Keller tacked on an RBI double, bringing the Boomers within 4-3. Following another Washington run in the fifth, Gardiner doubled home Zack Weigel for the final tally.
Aryton Costa struck out six in six innings but allowed six runs in suffering the defeat. Kyle Westwood stranded four runners on base in working 1.1 innings. Schaumburg finished with seven hits, two of which came from Seth Spivey. Spivey, the leading hitter in the league, owns 20 multi-hit games this year.
The Boomers, owners of the top record in the league at 27-10, will continue the series with Washington on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. on Star Wars Night featuring an appearance from The Zooperstars and postgame fireworks. 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.