The Schaumburg Boomers scored 5 runs late to rally to a 5-1 victory Thursday over the Windy City ThunderBolts, salvaging a game in the series.
Schaumburg starter Gunnar Kines improved to 2-0 with another stellar performance. Kines worked around three leadoff extra-base hits and allowed just a single run in 7 innings of work. Blair Beck hit a solo homer in the second for the ThunderBolts' only run of the contest. Kines struck out 10, posting the seventh double-digit strikeout performance by a starter in team history.
Owning just 2 hits through the first 6 innings, Schaumburg put together 4 in a 3-run seventh, including 3 in a row. Seth Spivey tied the game with a double to deep right and Josh Gardiner put the Boomers ahead with an RBI single. James Keller would add a sacrifice fly. Gardiner and Keller also drove home runs in the ninth to pad the advantage.
The Boomers finished with 8 hits and have posted at least 8 in every game this year. Spivey finished with 3 while Gardiner added a pair. Alec Kenilvort and Jake Joyce combined to finish out the win, fanning 3 as the pitching staff struck out 13.