Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/24/2012 11:14 PM

Boomers hold off RiverHawks

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Special to the Daily Herald

LOVES PARK -- Schaumburg raced to a 9-0 lead early but had to hold off the Rockford RiverHawks to win the opener of a road series 9-6 Friday night -- the Boomers' 50th victory of their inaugural season.

With the win, the Boomers pulled even in the battle for the final playoff berth with Lake Erie and Florence.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Chad Mozingo's two-out double in the first drove home Karexon Sanchez, and he scored on a single by Steve McQuail to give the Boomers a 2-0 lead. Two more runs scored in the third on a wild pitch and Jereme Milons' RBI single, and the Boomers added 4 runs in the fifth.

After adding another run in the seventh, the Boomers watched Rockford bring the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the eighth after scoring 4 runs against three different pitchers.

Kirk Clark finally closed out the inning, and Patrick Mincey shut the door in the ninth for his 14th save.

Boomers starter Cody Griebling improved to 5-2, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings.

The Boomers tied a season high with 16 hits, including 13 singles and drew 10 walks.

The series continues at 6:05 p.m. today. Boomers right-hander Matt Kuna (2-4, 4.21) opposes right-hander Nick Anderson (1-2, 3.91).

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here