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Boomers blast their way to 8-3 win

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Special to the Daily Herald

The Schaumburg Boomers set a league record for home wins by rallying for an 8-3 victory Tuesday night over the visiting Normal CornBelters, while also setting a single-season attendance record.

Trailing 3-0, the Boomers rallied to tie the game in the sixth. Schaumburg had just 1 hit entering the inning but received a two-out, 2-run single from Gerard Hall followed by a Michael Valadez poke to tie the game.

The Boomers scored 5 runs in the eighth to lead for the first time. Tony Delmonico scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded to put Schaumburg ahead. Valadez added a 2-run single and Joe De Pinto a 2-run double in the inning.

Kevin Brahney collected his first win with the Boomers, retiring the final batter in the eighth. Charle Rosario worked a season-high 7 innings but did not factor in the decision. Mark Nelson and Valadez each had 2 hits.

The Boomers, league leaders in average attendance, have drawn 151,604 at Boomers Stadium this year with two dates remaining. Schaumburg is 38-11 at home. Several teams in league history had won 37 home contests, most recently Traverse City in 2012.

Schaumburg (59-35) remains in a tie for first and plays a 1 p.m. game Wednesday. RHP Eddie Cody (7-1, 3.01) starts for the Boomers opposite RHP Chris Carmain (4-0, 3.04).

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