Boomers will face a familiar foe in Washington when playoffs start Friday

  • The Schaumburg Boomers welcome the Washington Wild Things on Friday night for Game 1 of the best-of-three Frontier League Divisional Series at Wintrust Field.

    The Schaumburg Boomers welcome the Washington Wild Things on Friday night for Game 1 of the best-of-three Frontier League Divisional Series at Wintrust Field. Courtesy of the Schaumburg Boomers

 
Daily Herald news services
Updated 9/8/2022 9:22 PM

he Schaumburg Boomers welcome the Washington Wild Things tonight for Game 1 of the best-of-three Frontier League divisional series at Wintrust Field.

Games 2 and 3 will be in Washington. Game 2 is at 6:05 p.m. on Sunday. Game 3, if necessary, would be at 6:05 p.m. Monday.

 

The two teams are no strangers to each other after going the distance in a five-game series last year to determine the Frontier League Championship.

The series was won by the Boomers after capturing games 4 and 5 on the road.

The Boomers have won four championships and have never lost a playoff series.

Schaumburg reached the divisional round after winning the wild card game over the Evansville Otters by a 5-1 final, the second wild card win in team history.

Schaumburg set a Frontier League record for strikeouts this season with 921, becoming the first team in league history to record 900 or more strikeouts.

Pitcher Shumpei Yoshikawa set the team's single-season record for strikeouts with 117.

Aaron Glickstein struck out 99. All-Star closer Darrell Thompson saved 17 games

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while punching out 92 in 50⅓ innings for an average of over 16 per nine innings.

Thompson matched the team record for appearances by pitching in 45 contests.

Davidson homered 18 times and owns 28 in his two seasons with the team. All-Star Chase Dawson set the league record for triples with 24 this s

eason.

The Wild Things led the division virtually the entire season and won five of the nine meetings this season though five of the games were decided by just a single run.

Washington posted the fourth-best ERA in the league at 4.08 while the Boomers were sixth.

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