Both pitchers got off to a solid start with neither team recording a hit until the third. Florence opened a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the inning before the Boomers scored twice in the fourth. Frontier League MVP Quincy Nieporte singled home Clint Hardy to tie the game and Nieporte swiped second before Braxton Davidson followed with a single that featured a throwing error allowing Nieporte to score. Florence tied the game in the bottom of the inning. The Y’Alls hit back-to-back homers in the sixth and added an insurance homer in the eighth to account for the final.
Geoff Bramblett started and worked five innings, allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts. Ryder Yakel suffered the loss, throwing three innings. Schaumburg finished with five hits, all singles. Davidson tallied a pair.
The Boomers (50-44) continue the series on Saturday night. Playoff tickets are on sale now! Schaumburg will host games one and two of the Frontier League Division Series on Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit www.boomersbaseball.com for details.