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Boomers' Vazquez hits for cycle in win

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Right fielder Justin Vasquez hit for the cycle and the Schaumburg Boomers put on an impressive offensive display in a 14-3 win over the Southern Illinois Miners on Sunday afternoon at Boomers Stadium.

The Boomers (11-10) pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of 4 errors by the Minors in the victory, boosting their home record to 9-3 on the season.

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Vasquez belted a two-run homer in the fifth to hand Schaumburg a 3-1 lead and the Boomers never looked back. Mark Nelson added an RBI double in the frame.

After Southern Illinois used a pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth to close within 4-3, the Boomers erupted for six runs in the sixth. Vasquez, Jordan Dean, Nelson, Tyler Sciacca, and Cameron Sherrer all drove home runs during the frame with singles.

Vasquez followed up his home with a double in the seventh and completed the cycle in the eighth with an RBI triple. The left-handed hitter finished the game 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs.

Schaumburg scored at least two runs in the final four innings, establishing single season highs in runs, hits, and runs in an inning. The 18 hits matched a team record.

The run support was more than enough for Anthony Smith, who allowed just a single earned run in six innings of work to earn the win. Smith walked one and struck out four.

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