Boomers Four-Run inning Hurts Otters

The Evansville Otters fell short of the Schaumburg Boomers Friday 6-3 as a four-run third inning provided Schaumburg with enough insurance to take game one of the series from Bosse Field.

The Boomers’ offense was aggressive early against Otters starter Randy Wynne, who Schaumburg just saw less than a week ago at their place.

After scoring two runs in three games against the Otters last week, the Boomers scored six runs on twelve hits Friday.

The run-scoring started in the first as back-to-back doubles by Dylan Jones and Nick Oddo were able to give the Boomers the early 1-0 lead.

Jack Meggs was able to tie the game for the Otters in the bottom of the second on an RBI groundout that scored Dakota Phillips.

In the top of the third, Schaumburg sent eight men to the plate, scoring four runs; two of them on a two-run home run by Jones and a two-run RBI single by Trey Ganns, who was a recent pickup after Southern Illinois released him, giving the Boomers a 5-1 lead.

Connor Oliver tripled in the fourth and scored on a single by Jack Parenty to put the sixth run on the board for the Boomers.

Ryan Long’s RBI double in the fifth scored David Cronin as the Otters cut the deficit to four, which ended the night for Schaumburg starter Matt Miller, who made his club debut.

Miller would earn the win, going five innings and allowing two runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

One of the tougher outings for Wynne, being dealt the loss. Wynne surrendered six runs on 11 hits in six innings.

The Otters would add a third run in the eighth on a sac-fly by Hunter Cullen, but it would not be enough.

Schaumburg closer Connor Eller finished the game in the ninth for his seventh save of the season.