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Boomers win second straight over Evansville

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Special to the Daily Herald

The Schaumburg Boomers earned a second consecutive victory over the Evansville Otters with a 6-1 decision on Wednesday afternoon.

The Boomers claimed victory despite managing only four hits in the game. Ty Nelson opened the scoring with an RBI single, one of two hits in the game, to drive home Mark Nelson in the bottom of the second. Jordan Dean scored on a wild pitch in the third. The early offense was more than enough for Eddie Cody. Cody worked 7.2 innings and allowed just a single run on seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Kevin Brahney recorded the final four outs for his first save, leaving the tying run at third in the eighth. Michael Valadez provided some distance with a three-run two out double in the bottom of the eighth.

Schaumburg (46-31) is a season-high 15 games over .500. The Boomers conclude the longest homestand of the season Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. game. RHP Cal Bowling (6-6, 5.75) starts for Schaumburg against Evansville RHP William Oliver (1-0, 4.77).

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