The Schaumburg Boomers suffered their second shutout loss of the season, falling 5-0 to the visiting Joliet Slammers in the opener of a series Tuesday night.
Joliet scored in four different innings against starter Danny Jimenez, posting 12 hits in the game. Jimenez worked 6⅓ innings in the loss. Hunter Ackerman and Heith Hatfield combined on 2⅔ scoreless innings of relief.
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Schaumburg was limited to 7 hits from seven different batters. One of the hits came from Michael Valadez, who extended his hitting streak to eight games, tied for the longest of the year. Joliet's Blair Walters tossed 7 innings for the win.
Schaumburg continues the homestand on a Half Price Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. RHP Cal Bowling (4-4, 4.21) starts for the Boomers against RHP Greg Billo (0-1, 11.57).