The Rockford Aviators needed 11 innings to earn a 7-4 win over Schaumburg on Saturday night in front of 5,313 that saw the Boomers' six-game winning streak end at Boomers Stadium.
The Boomers (38-29) grabbed a 2-0 lead with runs in the second and third. Jordan Dean singled home Bobby Martin in the second and Steve McQuail blasted his 14th homer of the season in the third.
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The Aviators couldn't touch starter Cody Griebling early. He retired the first 11 batters he faced and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Kenny Bryant hit a 3-run homer off Griebling in the seventh to briefly put the Aviators ahead. Gerard Hall answered in the eighth with a 2-run homer as the Boomers retook the lead.
The Aviators tied the game in the ninth on a double from Aritz Garcia and took advantage of 3 walks in the top of the 11th to score 3 runs. Preston Hatcher suffered the loss.
McQuail and Martin each had a pair of hits.
The series continues today at 1 p.m. Right-hander Seth Webster (1-1, 2.84 ERA) will start for the Boomers against righty Nick Anderson (4-5, 7.47).