Boomers Push Past Wild Things

Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Tim Calderwood
Boomers Push Past Wild Things

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, evened a weekend series with the Washington Wild Things by picking up a 7-4 victory on Saturday night.

David Harris drilled a three-run homer to right center with two strikes and two outs in the bottom of the first. After a Washington run in the second, the Boomers plated three more in the bottom of the inning to chase the starter and grab a 6-1 advantage. Sean Godfrey notched an RBI single and Zack Weigel poked a two-run double in the inning. Washington started to chip away, but the bullpen thwarted any attempt at a rally.

Preston Jamison came off injured reserve to start, working four innings and allowing two runs in his first start since May 27. Newcomer Alex Luna picked up the win, striking out six in four innings of relief in his Schaumburg debut. Alec Kenilvort spun the ninth to earn his sixth save. Godfrey directed a nine-hit attack with three hits while Weigel added a pair.

The Boomers, owners of the top record in the league at 28-10, will conclude the homestand on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. RHP Kagen Hopkins (4-1, 3.56) takes the ball in the rubber game against Washington’s RHP Trevor Foss (4-3, 3.29). 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.

More Info: The 2013 & 2014 Frontier League Champions and 2013 & 2016 Organization of the Year, the Schaumburg Boomers are an independent professional baseball franchise based in Schaumburg, IL. Named after the Greater Prairie Chicken, which once roamed throughout Schaumburg and the surrounding areas in the 19th century, the Boomers excel in providing fun, affordable family entertainment and the best customer service in the business.  With 48 home games including 22 fireworks shows, Boomers Stadium is the place to be for summer family fun!  For more information, visit