LOVES PARK, Ill. – Cameron Roth pitched eight innings of four-hit ball Monday night, and the Schaumburg Boomers hit two homers to power past the Rockford RiverHawks 11-0 and take two of three in the series.
Roth (8-4) did not allow an extra-base hit and struck out four, throwing 68 of his 105 pitches for strikes.
The Boomers got on the board in the first inning as the RiverHawks committed three consecutive one-out errors. RiverHawks’ starter Kyle Schepel got Drew Heithoff to hit into a double play and minimize the damage to just one run.
Schaumburg hit Schepel hard for three runs in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead. Jereme Milons hit his fourth homer of the season, a two-run shot that was nearly robbed by Michael Hur, and Frank Pfister hit an RBI single.
Schepel (3-3) took the loss, surrendering three earned runs on five hits while striking out six in five innings.
Pfister hit a two-run double to right in the sixth inning and finished the game 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Steve McQuail followed Pfister with his 11th home of the season to extend the lead to 8-0.
The Boomers outhit the RiverHawks 13-4 and have taken eight of nine games in the season series.
Rockford hits the road to begin a 12-game road trip starting Tuesday night as they open a three-game set with the Lake Erie Crushers. In the opener, the RiverHawks send Drew Rucinski (5-1, 2.97 ERA) to the mound, and he will face the Crushers’ Eric Gonzalez-Diaz (5-6, 4.96 ERA).
The RiverHawks are members of the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league in its 20th season. Games are broadcast on NTA-FM (100.5) Advertising and ticket information is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit www.rockfordriverhawks.com.