Evansville Otters shut out Boomers in pitching duel
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Boomers were shut out for the eighth time this year, dropping a 2-0 decision on the road to the Evansville Otters on Sunday.
A pitching duel throughout, the Boomers did not have a runner reach scoring position until the seventh against Evansville starter Randy Wynne. Chris Powell did not allow a hit on the mound until the fourth inning for the Boomers, but Evansville's J.J. Gould opened the scoring with a two-out double to left in the fifth. The Otters added an insurance tally in the eighth to account for the final. Schaumburg put the tying runs on base in the ninth, but Mitchell Aker nailed down his league best 19th save.
Schaumburg (36-36) finished with six hits, all coming from different individuals. Zack Weigel extended his on-base string to 26 games with a sixth inning walk. The streak is the longest of the season for the Boomers and the second longest active stretch in the league. Powell was hit with the hard luck loss despite spinning a quality start. The righty struck out 6 in six innings and allowed just 1 run.