Bobby Martin's fourth hit of the season provided the Schaumburg Boomers with their seventh walk-off win of the season, capping a wild final three innings in a 10-9 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums at Boomers Stadium on Saturday night.
Martin's heroics came on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded to score both Steve McQuail and Brian McConkey. Martin had entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the ninth.
The final three innings featured 16 runs as the teams traded leads four times. The Beach Bums took their second lead of the game by scoring 3 runs with two outs in the top of the ninth.
The Boomers led 2-0 behind starter Cody Griebling entering the sixth. Griebling allowed 3 runs in 6 innings, walking five and striking out five. The Beach Bums, who lead the East, scored five times in the seventh to grab a 6-2 advantage, but the Boomers answered with 6 runs to move ahead 8-6 entering the ninth.
Dexter Price earned the win despite blowing the save. McConkey had 3 hits and Frank Pfister and Chad Mozingo each had 2 hits.
The Boomers (30-21) concludes the first half of the season today at 1 p.m.