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Boomers go boom in 18-7 win

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SAUGET, Ill. -- The Schaumburg Boomers broke out the bats Sunday and set franchise records in an 18-7 road victory over the Gateway Grizzlies to win the key series.

Gerard Hall homered three times, setting a single-game team record and matching a league mark. Hall homered in the second to open the scoring and added a solo homer in the fourth and a 2-run blast in the sixth.

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Schaumburg hit 7 homers in the game to set a franchise record. Joe De Pinto notched a pair of 2-run homers, with Michael Valadez and Tony Delmonico also collecting longballs. The Boomers matched a team record with 18 hits and 18 runs.

With the game tied at 1-1, Schaumburg moved ahead 13-2 to pull away.

The Boomers received hits from every member of the starting lineup. Valadez, De Pinto, and Hall all recorded 4 RBI. Hall narrowly missed a fourth homer in the eighth, hitting a ball off the wall.

Charle Rosario was the beneficiary of the run support, working 6 innings to earn his first win of the season, striking out eight. Anthony Smith, Heith Hatfield, and Dexter Price finished out the decision.

Price appeared in his 38th game to set a team mark. The series win marked the first at GCS Ballpark for the Boomers. Gateway received four ejections in the game.

Schaumburg (48-33) will continue a six-game road trip Tuesday at Normal. RHP Eddie Cody (5-1, 2.43) starts for the Boomers in the 7 p.m. game.

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