May 14, 2017 - Frontier League (FL) - Schaumburg Boomers
SCHAUMBURG, IL - The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, connected on three homeruns in an 11-3 rout of the Traverse City Beach Bums to sweep the season opening series.
The Boomers jumped ahead 2-0 with a pair of first inning runs. Kyle Ruchim and Josh Gardiner walked to start the game before a David Harris double with one out scored both. Kyle Ruchim hit the first homer of the season leading off the bottom of the third and Kenny Towns added a bases loaded walk. Harris connected on the first grand slam in the Frontier League with two outs in the fourth to stretch the edge to 8-0. Towns contributed a three-run homer in the sixth to account for all the offense.
Harris matched a single game team record by driving home six runs while Towns plated four. Gardiner and Ruchim each scored three times. 2016 Frontier League All-Star Kagen Hopkins worked six innings to win his season debut, allowing just one run on four hits with a walk and six strikeouts.
The season continues on Tuesday with the first road game of the year, a 10:35 a.m. start at Windy City in the first of three consecutive morning contests. LHP Preston Jamison is scheduled to make his season debut opposite RHP Kyle Von Ruden. 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..