The Schaumburg Boomers' longest homestand of the season ended with a 6-1 loss to the Evansville Otters on Thursday night.
In the first, Tony Delmonico of the Boomers (46-32) doubled down the left-field line to drive home Joe De Pinto. But Otters starter William Oliver worked 8 innings and handcuffed the Boomers.
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The Boomers' Cal Bowling matched a season high with 8 strikeouts in 6 innings and contributed a quality start, but he took the loss.
Gerard Hall and Delmonico each had 2 hits for the Boomers, who finished the homestand 5-4 but own the top home record in the Frontier League at 31-11.
The Boomers hit the road today for a key three game series at Gateway. Boomers left-hander Anthony Gomez (0-0, 5.79 ERA) makes his first pro start against righty Ja'Vaun West (7-1, 3.67).