08/25/2012 8:26 PM -
LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Schaumburg Boomers launched five home runs Saturday in a 15-1 win over the Rockford RiverHawks in front of a sellout crowd of 4,167 at RiverHawks Stadium.
The Schaumburg offense tagged Rockford starter Nick Anderson for six runs in the first inning. Nate Baumann launched his ninth homer of the season, a two-run shot, to give the Boomers an early lead.
Later in the inning, Jereme Milons launched a grand slam home run to dead center to give Schaumburg an early 6-0 lead. The grand slam was the first in Schaumburg Boomers’ franchise history.
The Boomers scored five more runs in the third inning to go up 11-0. In that frame, Brandon Gregorich hit his first blast of the season, a three-run homer.
Rockford starter Nick Anderson (1-3) did not make it out of the third inning and allowed nine earned runs on six hits and five walks in a losing effort.
Matt Kuna (3-4) allowed one run on six hits and struck out four in five innings to get the win.
Evan Button’s RBI hit in the fifth inning was the only run scored by Rockford in the game.
The Boomers continued the onslaught in the sixth inning as Chase Fontaine hit his first home run of the season, a three-run shot to right field. Steve McQuail hit a solo blast, his 20th of the year, in the eighth inning.
The five homers allowed by Rockford pitching was a season-high. Trevor Whyte went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to a RiverHawks’ season-high 11 games.
With the win, the Boomers improved to 51-38, and the RiverHawks fell to 36-53 and losers of five straight. Sunday is YMCA Family Day at RiverHawks Stadium. Kids ages 3-12 get in for $2 and have access to the YMCA’s extra inflatables and activities. Additionally, kids can run the bases after the game and get player autographs.
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.