Lake Erie Evens Key Series
Alex Romero extends scoreless innings streak to 24
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS. -- The Lake Erie Crushers, presented by Mercy, rode another excellent pitching performance from Alex Romero en route to a 3-1 win on Saturday night over the Schaumburg Boomers.
Schaumburg starter Kit Fowler (1-7) was strong as well but he allowed three runs over 6.1 innings. The first run came in the sixth inning when Aaron Hill homered over the left field wall. That was his third home run of the year.
The Crushers scored two more times in the seventh inning. Terry McClure and Zach Racusin singled before Bryan DeLaRosa walked to load the bases. With two outs, Hill stepped in and delivered a two-run double. Hill finished 2-4 with three RBIs.
Meanwhile Romero (9-6) was dealing for Lake Erie. The right-hander scattered six hits over eight innings while issuing two walks. In the eighth inning Jack Parenty doubled with one out but Romero struck out the next two batters to end the inning. He finished with four strikeouts in the game.
Romero has now thrown 24 consecutive scoreless innings for the Crushers. He was named the Frontier League Pitcher of the Week, last week for his previous performances.
Logan Lombana came in for the ninth inning and allowed a run but nothing more. He picked up his ninth save of the season.
Lake Erie (43-40) will look to take the series tomorrow when Oriel Caicedo (1-3) takes the mound. Schaumburg drops to 41-42 with the loss.
The Lake Erie Crushers, the 2009 Frontier League Champions, and 2011 Frontier League Organization of the year, play ball at Sprenger Health Care Stadium, a 5,000 capacity stadium located in Avon, Ohio. The Frontier League is an independent baseball league with 12 teams operating throughout the Midwest. For more information on tickets, promotions and team news, visit the team website at www.LakeErieCrushers.com or call 440-934-3636.