Boomers win both games in doubleheader
O'FALLON, Mo. Playing their fourth doubleheader of the season, the Schaumburg Boomers recorded a sweep for the first time in franchise history, beating the River City Rascals 11-8 and 5-3 to run their winning streak to four games matching their longest this season.
The Boomers (17-11) raced to an 8-0 lead in the opener, chasing River City starter Justin Sarratt after just 21⁄3 innings by scoring 5 runs in the third. Steve McQuail's 2-run homer capped a string of 4 straight hits in the inning.
Gerard Hall (3 hits, 3 RBI) homered and Sean Mahley stole a Boomers record 3 bases.
The Rascals scored 6 in the seventh, bringing the tying run to the plate to nearly erase an 11-2 deficit. Chris Phelan earned the win with 5 shutout innings.
In the nightcap, the Boomers opened a 2-1 lead on a 2-run double from Craig Hertler and never trailed th rest of the way. The Rascals again threatened late, bringing the tying run to the plate in the sixth.
Mike Giovenco improved to 2-3 by working 52⁄3 innings and Dexter Price shut the door in the seventh. Three Boomers posted multiple hits including Chad Mozingo, who finished 3-for-4 with a homer.
The Boomers return home and open a six-game homestand Tuesday against the Frontier Greys at 6:30 p.m. when left-hander Danny Jimenez (1-3, 3.86) is scheduled to start against lefty Eric Wooten (4-1, 2.50).
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