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Giovenco, Boomers win 5-3

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Special to the Daily Herald

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Riding a strong performance from Mike Giovenco, the Schaumburg Boomers won a road series for the fourth time in the last five tries, posting a 5-3 victory Sunday over the Washington Wild Things.

Giovenco did not allow a hit until the fifth inning as the right-hander struck out seven in claiming his third consecutive victory.

The Boomers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the third inning as Gerard Hall singled home Ty Nelson. Schaumburg padded the lead to 5-0 with a run in the sixth on a Nelson single and 2 in the seventh on a Jordan Dean RBI single.

Washington strung together 3 consecutive hits in the seventh but left the tying runs on base in the seventh and eighth.

James Bierlein shut the door for his fifth save. Steve McQuail finished with 3 hits as the Boomers finished with 13.

The Boomers (32-23) return home Tuesday to begin the longest homestand of the season at Boomers Stadium. Tuesday features a split doubleheader against the Florence Freedom.

Right-hander Chris Phelan (3-0, 1.94) and fellow righty Cody Griebling (4-4, 5.20) start for the Boomers in the contests at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. opposite righty Chuck Weaver (2-0, 3.86) and righty Jason Wilson (3-4, 5.36).

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