The Schaumburg Boomers opened a three-game set against the Lake Erie Crushers with a 9-4 victory Sunday.
Trailing 1-0 the Boomers scored four times in the bottom of the first and never trailed again.
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The first three batters reached base before Mark Nelson was able to tie the game with an RBI single. Gerard Hall lifted a sacrifice fly to put Schaumburg ahead.
The Boomers tacked on 3 runs in the third and 2 in the fifth to account for the final. Hunter Ackerman worked 6 innings and struck out five to improve to 3-1. Ty Nelson finished with 3 hits to lead a 13-hit attack, and Joe De Pinto drove in a pair of runs in the win.
Schaumburg (35-26) has won four in a row and improved on the league's best home record by winning for the 24th time at home. The second game of the series takes place at 6:30 p.m. Monday with RHP Eddie Cody (1-1, 3.04) starting for the Boomers against RHP Jason Wilson (6-3, 2.