Bobby Martin's fourth hit of the season provided the Schaumburg Boomers with their seventh walk-off win of the season, capping a wild final three innings in a 10-9 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums at Boomers Stadium on Saturday night.
Martin's heroics came on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded to score both Steve McQuail and Brian McConkey. Martin had entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the ninth.
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The final three innings featured 16 runs as the teams traded leads four times. The Beach Bums took their second lead of the game by scoring 3 runs with two outs in the top of the ninth.
The Boomers led 2-0 behind starter Cody Griebling entering the sixth. Griebling allowed 3 runs in 6 innings, walking five and striking out five. The Beach Bums, who lead the East, scored five times in the seventh to grab a 6-2 advantage, but the Boomers answered with 6 runs to move ahead 8-6 entering the ninth.
Dexter Price earned the win despite blowing the save. McConkey had 3 hits and Frank Pfister and Chad Mozingo each had 2 hits.
The Boomers (30-21) concludes the first half of the season today at 1 p.m.