Boomers Sweep Lake Erie

Sunday, July 25, 2021
By Tim Calderwood
Boomers Sweep Lake Erie

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Schaumburg Boomers punctuated a 5-1 homestand with a 4-1 victory over the Lake Erie Crushers on Sunday afternoon to sweep the series and extend their division lead to 5.5 games.

The Boomers did not log a hit until a Nick Oddo single in the bottom of the fifth. The hit followed Clint Hardy reaching base after being hit by a pitch. Alec Craig reached on an error to drive home the first run of the game and Chase Dawson dropped a single into right to make the score 2-0 in the inning. Lake Erie answered with a single run in the sixth. Dawson stretched the advantage to 3-1 with a sacrifice fly to score Hardy in the seventh and Matt Bottcher was able to score the final run on a throwing error in the eighth.

Andrew Dean worked 5.2 innings to grab the win, allowing one run on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Isaiah Rivera recorded a strikeout to leave the tying runs on base in the sixth and Jake Joyce tallied back-to-back strikeouts to leave the tying runs in scoring position in the eighth. Thomas Nicoll notched a perfect ninth to tally his first professional save. Angelo Gumbs and Oddo both tallied a pair of hits while Dawson drove home two and Hardy reached base three times in the 30th win of the season for the Boomers.

The Boomers (30-23) will have consecutive days off before heading to Southern Illinois to begin a three-game series with a doubleheader on Wednesday night. The team will be on the road for the next nine games before returning home on August 6. Visit for tickets and information or call 847-461-3695.