Despite accumulating just 5 hits, the Schaumburg Boomers never trailed in sweeping the visiting Washington Wild Things to improve to 4-0 for the first time in franchise history with a 2-1 victory.
Frank Pfister's single put the Boomers ahead 1-0 in the third, driving across Ty Nelson. Washington evened the game in the fourth before Gerard Hall doubled home Craig Hertler in the fifth with the deciding run.
Joe Parsons, a key reliever in 2012, won his first professional start, becoming the first Boomers starting pitcher to earn a decision this season. Parsons worked 5 innings and allowed 1 run on 6 hits with 5 strikeouts.
James Bierlein stranded the tying run at third in the ninth to earn his first save. Bierlein struck out Washington pinch hitter Andrew Heck to end the game.
Hertler had a pair of hits, stole a base and scored a run.
All three games of the series were decided by a single run.
The Boomers (4-0) will have back-to-back off-days before hitting the road for the first time this season. On Wednesday, the Boomers travel to Florence, Ky., to meet the Florence Freedom in a doubleheader starting at 4:45 p.m.