Boomers Trade for Akanuma
The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, have added to the pitching staff with the addition of RHP Jumpei Akanuma, obtained in a Monday trade with the Gary SouthShore RailCats in exchange for a player to be named.
Akanuma pitched in 16 games for the RailCats, making four starts. The native of Japan finished 2-2 with an ERA of 5.04 over 35.2 innings of work. Akanuma pitched longer than an inning in 13 of the appearances and struck out 22.
Akanuma completed his college career at Lee University in 2018, starting 12 games and finishing 5-4 with a shutout to go with an ERA of 5.08. Akanuma opened his college career at College of the Desert, pitching three years from 2014-2016.
The Boomers (31-28) host the Southern Illinois Miners in a three-game series beginning on Tuesday night.