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posted: 9/1/2012 10:06 PM

Boomers fall as playoff hopes end

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Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The Schaumburg Boomers were shut out for the second consecutive evening, falling 5-0 to the Washington Wild Things.

The loss eliminated the Boomers from postseason contention.

The Wild Things' Justin Hall struck out a season-high 10 and allowed 6 hits in his complete-game shutout, the most strikeouts in a game by an opposing pitcher this year.

The Boomers, who have not scored since the fourth inning Thursday. missed a chance in the second inning with runners at second and third and one out

The Wild Things' Mark Samuelson and Jovan Rosa registered back-to-back triples in the bottom of the inning for the first run.

Ahead 2-0 in the sixth, the Wild Things chased starter Cameron Roth from the game with 3 runs to take a 5-0 lead. Roth finished the 2012 season by losing 6 consecutive starts. Washington had 6 hits, including 3 triples and 2 doubles.

The Boomers (53-42) close the first season in franchise history today at 6:05 p.m. when right-hander Robby Donovan (10-5, 3.29 ERA) opposes right-hander Gary Lee (7-4, 2.57).

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