O'FALLON, Mo. -- The Schaumburg Boomers dropped a 5-4 decision to the River City Rascals on a walk-off Thursday night.
Brian McConkey nailed a 2-run homer in the top of the second to hand the Boomers an early lead. Schaumburg did not trail until the final run came across.
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River City homered in the bottom of the second against starting pitcher Eddie Cody to pull within 2-1. Cody worked 6 innings and allowed just 3 runs but did not factor in the decision.
Tyler Sciacca's RBI double extended the lead to 3-1 in the fourth. Sciacca finished with 3 hits in the game. Another River City homer tied the game in the fifth. Justin Vasquez scored on a passed ball to give the Boomers another advantage before River City scored in the eighth and ninth to end the contest.
The Boomers return home for Star Wars Night on Friday as the Joliet Slammers visit Boomers Stadium. LHP Hunter Ackerman (1-0, 2.43) starts for Schaumburg opposite LHP Blair Walters (1-4, 2.66) in the 6:30 p.m. contest.