LOVES PARK -- Schaumburg blasted a franchise-record 5 homers -- including the first grand slam in Boomers history -- to outslug the Rockford RiverHawks 15-1 on Saturday night.
The Boomers (51-38), who collected a dozen hits and remained tied for the final Frontier League West Division playoff spot with seven games left, wasted no time in grabbing the lead. Nate Baumann (3 hits), the second batter of the game, drilled a 2-run homer to dead center.
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Jereme Milons hit a grand slam later in the inning as the Boomers roared to a 6-0 edge, and they added 5 runs in the third. Brandon Gregorich blasted his first homer with the Boomers, a 3-run shot. Chase Fontaine connected on his first with the team in the sixth, another 3-run bomb. Steve McQuail finished off the fireworks with his 20th of the season, a solo shot in the eighth inning.
Matt Kuna worked 5 innings for the win, his first since July 14, allowing 1 run. Jose Rodriguez tossed 3 scoreless innings and Sam Robinson finished out the contest.
The series concludes today at 6:05 p.m. when Boomers left-hander Cameron Roth (8-8, 3.38) opposes right-hander Cody Hallahan (5-8, 4.40).