The Schaumburg Boomers avoided a home sweep at the hands of the Washington Wild Things with a 5-4 win Friday night.
The Boomers (42-30) scored all 5 runs in the bottom of the fourth when they sent eight men to the plate against Troy Marks -- the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week who was with the Boomers in spring training last year. Ty Nelson kick-started the offense with an RBI single to score Tony Delmonico, who had doubled and has hit safely in nine straight games. Michael Valadez notched a 2-run single and Alexi Colon tripled home a pair. Colon's triple made him the all-time franchise leader in triples.
The run support was more than enough for Eddie Cody, who won his third consecutive start. Cody worked 6 innings and allowed just 1 run, striking out six. Dexter Price came on in the ninth after Washington scored three times, retiring the final two hitters to strand the tying run at second. Price earned his 17th save to match the single-season franchise record.
Schaumburg owns the league's top home record at 27-9. The Boomers continue a nine-game homestand Saturday night against the Rockford Aviators when right-hander Cal Bowling (6-6, 5.90 ERA) starts against righty Kyle Hassna (1-3, 2.15).