Walkoff Sends Boomers to Win in Series Opener
SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, provided an Independence Day crowd plenty to cheer about with a 4-3 walk-off win over the Southern Illinois Miners in 10 innings on Monday night.
Schaumburg opened a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. David Harris and Josh Gardiner posted back-to-back two-out run scoring singles. The lead held until the sixth inning when Southern Illinois took advantage of four errors to score three unearned runs against starter Conrad Wozniak. Errors paved the way to the win as the Boomers tied the game in the eighth after consecutive miscues. Harris provided early fireworks with a two-out RBI double to plate Sean Godfrey, who reached on an error, in the bottom of the 10th.
The win marked the second in walk-off fashion this season and the second in extras this year. Derek DeYoungcollected the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Wozniak did not factor in the decision for the sixth time in seven starts, allowing just four hits in 6.1 frames. Harris, Gardiner and Zack Weigel all tallied two hits in the win as Schaumburg finished with 10.
The Boomers, who lead the East Division, continue the Independence Day celebration on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. RHP Michael Wood will make his professional debut against RHP Zach Cooper (2-4, 4.23). 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.