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updated: 5/19/2013 7:43 PM

Boomers improve to 4-0

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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.

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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.

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