The 2021 Frontier League Champion Schaumburg Boomers allowed just two hits but left 10 on base in dropping a 1-0 decision in the opener of a three-game series with the Joliet Slammers at Wintrust Field.
Miguel Reyes made the start on short notice and allowed just an unearned run. The lone run of the game scored on an RBI single from Carson Maxwell in the top of the second. Reyes, who was making his pro debut after starting on Thursday in the Northwoods League, allowed just the one hit while walking two and striking out two. The Boomers finished with 10 hits in the contest, a third consecutive contest with double-digit hits. Schaumburg stranded 10 and finished 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, leaving six runners in scoring position.
Tanner Shears matched a career best with 3.1 innings of relief, walking one and striking out five. Kristian Scott left runners at second and third in the eighth with a pair of strikeouts and Darrell Thompson worked a scoreless ninth with a pair of strikeouts as the pitching staff fanned 11. Chase Dawson and Blake Berry posted two hits apiece for the Boomers. Braxton Davidson extended his on-base streak to 29 and hitting streak to eight with a fifth-inning single. Berry has now reached in 11 straight.
The Boomers (38-33) continue the series tomorrow night at Wintrust Field with a 6:30pm contest. LHP Kobey Schlotman is slated to start on a night with Jimmy Buffett music, themes, burger specials, and margarita specials presented by Glenmark & Best Chicago Meats. The 2022 season is winding down. Don’t you’re your chance to see one of the final 12 home games before summer comes to a close. Tickets for the 2022 season are on sale now! Visit www.boomersbaseball.com.