The Schaumburg Boomers staked starting pitcher Danny Jimenez a 4-0 lead before the lefty even took to the mound in a 6-2 victory over the Joliet Slammers on Saturday night.
The Boomers sent eight men to the plate in the first as four different players drove in runs. Gerard Hall recorded a one-out walk, stole second, and scored the first run on a Frank Pfister single. Steve McQuail and Ty Nelson recorded RBI doubles in the inning while Brian McConkey also logged an RBI single.
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The early offense was more than enough for Jimenez, who earned his second win of the season. Jimenez worked 62⁄3 innings, allowing just a single run in the fourth. The St. Charles native struck out four and scattered 8 hits. The Boomers added single runs in the fifth and ninth for insurance.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. RHP Cody Griebling (4-3, 5.76) will start for the Boomers with LHP Corey Kimes (2-4, 5.00) countering for Joliet.