The Schaumburg Boomers wrapped up a huge series Thursday night against the Windy City ThunderBolts behind an 8-run second inning to claim a 13-3 victory at Boomers Stadium.
The Boomers (46-35) pounded out 12 hits and drew 10 walks, tying a franchise record on their way to a 13-run offensive explosion to improve to 29-13 at home game.
Steve McQuail led the charge with a 3-hit, 5-RBI performance with a double and a walk. Not to be outdone, Mike Valadez drove in 4 runs on 3 singles, and every member of the Boomers' starting lineup reached base at least once in support of starting pitcher Robby Donovan.
The Boomers' righty struggled with his command early but settled in nicely to earn his team-leading ninth victory. Donovan allowed just 5 hits over his 6 innings while striking out five and walking five.