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posted: 6/8/2013 10:32 PM

Boomers rally to stop Slammers 6-3

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By Daily Herald News Services

The Schaumburg Boomers rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Joliet Slammers 6-3 on Saturday and improve to a season-best five games over .500.

Joliet's Kyle Maunus drilled a 3-run homer in the top of the second inning to hand the Slammers a 3-0 lead against starter Chris Phelan. But Phelan allowed nothing else, working 6 innings to earn his first win as a starter.

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The Boomers scored four times in the fourth inning on RBI from Brian McConkey, Ty Nelson, Craig Hertler and Frank Pfister. Steve McQuail homered in the fifth as the Boomers added some insurance.

Sean Mahley worked a perfect ninth to earn the save.

Pfister finished with 3 hits and 2 RBI as the Boomers collected 11 hits -- their fifth straight game of 10 or more.

The Boomers (13-8) conclude their three-game series today when they host the Slammers at 1 p.m. Boomers right-hander Cody Griebling (2-1, 6.65) starts against righty Evan Anundsen (2-2, 4.86).

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