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Boomers Split Doubleheader in Pennsylvania

May 17, 2015 - Frontier League (FL) - Schaumburg Boomers News Release

WASHINGTON, Pa. - The two-time defending Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, split a pair of games with the Washington Wild Things on Sunday afternoon.

Schaumburg trailed for a bulk of both games but used a late rally to win the opener 7-6 in eight innings before a 2-0 defeat in the second contest. Washington scored twice in the first of game one and led 5-1 headed into the seventh. The Boomers, who recorded just three hits entering the inning, scored four runs on six hits to force extra innings. Ryan Tuntland notched his first hit of the year to score Jordan Dean with the tying run. The go ahead run scored on an error in the eighth and Mike Schulze added an RBI single.

Game two saw the Boomers pick up just three total hits. Washington scored twice in the second to account for the only runs. Anthony Gomez suffered the loss after working five innings and posting two strikeouts. Alexi Colon was not retired in the doubleheader, reaching base seven times with three hits and four walks. The third year member of the team became the career leader in walks in the opener. Tillman Pugh homered in the first contest.

The Boomers (3-1) continue a seven-game roadtrip to start the season on Tuesday night against the Windy City ThunderBolts. RHP Brett Mabry makes his season debut for the Boomers against LHP Danny Jimenez, who pitched for Schaumburg in 2013 and 2014.

The home schedule opens on Friday, May 22 against the Lake Erie Crushers. The evening begins with a ring ceremony to honor the 2014 team and ends with the first of 21 firework nights. Ensure your place in the fun by calling (847) 461-3695 (FOWL). All games can again be heard on AM 1410 WRMN with the voice of the Boomers, Tim Calderwood. Broadcasts begin with a 15-minute online only highlight show followed by a 15-minute pregame radio show.

More Info: The 2013 & 2014 Frontier League Champions and 2013 Organization of the Year, the Schaumburg Boomers are an independent professional baseball franchise based in Schaumburg, Ill. The Boomers have captured the back-to-back titles for the Village of Schaumburg and for team owners' Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Patrick A Salvi and his wife, Lindy Salvi. The Boomers specialize in providing fun, affordable family entertainment and will be hosting the 2015 Frontier League All-Star Game on July 15th. For more information, visit www.boomersbaseball.com.


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