The Schaumburg Boomers staked starting pitcher Danny Jimenez a 4-0 lead before the lefty even took to the mound in a 6-2 victory over the Joliet Slammers on Saturday night.
The Boomers sent eight men to the plate in the first as four different players drove in runs. Gerard Hall recorded a one-out walk, stole second, and scored the first run on a Frank Pfister single. Steve McQuail and Ty Nelson recorded RBI doubles in the inning while Brian McConkey also logged an RBI single.
The early offense was more than enough for Jimenez, who earned his second win of the season. Jimenez worked 62⁄3 innings, allowing just a single run in the fourth. The St. Charles native struck out four and scattered 8 hits. The Boomers added single runs in the fifth and ninth for insurance.
The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. RHP Cody Griebling (4-3, 5.76) will start for the Boomers with LHP Corey Kimes (2-4, 5.00) countering for Joliet.