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posted: 6/17/2012 6:39 PM

Boomers' rally falls short

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After trailing 6-0, the first-place Schaumburg Boomers rallied to bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning before falling 6-4 to Windy City on Sunday at Boomers Stadium.

Windy City has beaten the Boomers four times this season.

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The loss snapped a franchise-best four-game winning streak. Windy City's Chad Cregar continued to be a thorn in the Boomers' side, driving home 5 of the 6 runs for Windy City (15-11). Cregar belted a 3-run homer in the first against starter Tyler Watkins, added an RBI groundout in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh. Cregar has hit 4 of his 7 homers this season against the Boomers and driven in 12 runs.

Watkins (1-3) pitched 6 innings, allowing 5 runs while taking the loss.

The Boomers' Steve McQuail and Sean Mahley each had 2 hits.

The Boomers (18-10) rallied for 2 runs in the seventh to chase Windy City starter Stephen Sauer (3-1). Gerard Hall walked, Frank Pfister singled and newcomer McQuail also walked to load the bases. Mahley delivered a 2-run single to left. Pinch hitter Chad Mozingo doubled in the eighth and scored on Hall's groundout. McQuail led off the ninth with a homer.

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