Boomers drop rubber match to Freedom
FLORENCE, Ky. -- The Schaumburg Boomers dropped a 6-1 decision to the Florence Freedom in the rubber game on Father's Day.
Florence starter Steve Hagen retired the first 10 batters of the game before Ty Moore doubled in the top of the fourth. Joe Hauser retired the first five for the Boomers and eight of the first nine. Florence grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth after the Boomers bunted into a double play on a suicide squeeze attempt in the top of the inning. Collin Ferguson tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth, knocking home Josh Gardiner. Keivan Berges accounted for the difference with a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth and the Freedom put the game away with two in the eighth.
Hauser suffered the loss, working 7 innings and allowing 4 runs. Schaumburg tallied 7 hits, three of which were doubles. Moore finished with 2 hits and was also hit by a pitch. Zack Weigel reached base in a 10th consecutive game with a fifth inning walk.