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Boomers sweep six-game homestand

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The Schaumburg Boomers swept the homestand with an 8-2 victory Tuesday over the Lake Erie Crushers. For the Boomers, who own a league-best 26-7 home record, it was the first 6-0 homestand in franchise history.

Schaumburg (37-26) opened the scoring for just the second time on the homestand, striking for a first-inning run on a Mark Nelson RBI single.

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After Lake Erie tied the score in the third, Ty Nelson delivered a 2-run single in the bottom half to put the Boomers ahead for good.

Clark Labitan recorded a key out with the bases loaded in the seventh to preserve a 1-run advantage before the bats erupted for 5 more runs in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Ty Nelson doubled home 2 and all-star Michael Valadez hit a 3-run double to complete the scoring.

Cal Bowling worked 5 innings to win for the first time since July 3, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits.

Valadez led an 11-hit attack with 3, including a pair of doubles. Ty Nelson recorded 4 RBI.

The sixth straight victory matched a franchise record winning streak. The Boomers, owners of the top home record in the league at 26-7, had never finished 6-0 on a homestand previously in franchise history.

Schaumburg opens a six-game trip Wednesday in Michigan against the Traverse City Beach Bums in a 6:05 p.m. game. LHP Danny Jimenez (5-3, 3.55) starts the contest against LHP Rusty Shellhorn (4-2, 4.02).

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