Boomers take both games in doubleheader against Slammers

Daily Herald news services
Updated 8/4/2017 10:30 PM

The Schaumburg Boomers did not allow an earned run in sweeping a doubleheader from the Joliet Slammers by finals of 2-0 and 2-1.

Schaumburg grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first of the opener on back-to-back two-out doubles from David Harris and John Holland. The single tally was more than enough for Kagen Hopkins, who threw 6⅓ shutout innings to improve to 8-3 on the year. Opie Brodbeck padded the lead with an RBI in the sixth. Garrett Kelly retired the final two batters to save his third game of the season. The contest was a makeup from a rainout at Joliet on June 29.

The Boomers opened a 1-0 lead in the third inning of the second game when Zack Weigel drove home a run with a fielder's choice. Joliet tied the game with an unearned run in the top of the sixth. Kyle Ruchim notched a bloop triple to kick off the bottom of the sixth and scored on a double from Weigel. Evan Boyd, activated from the suspended list before the game, threw just two pitches in his 2017 debut to earn the victory. Jake Joyce struck out the side for his 10th save. Joe Hauser did not allow an earned run in 5⅔ innings during his first professional start.

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