Dexter Price was cold coming off the bench, but Price warmed up quickly as Price stroked a key pinch-hit single in the eight to lead the Schaumburg Boomers (3-0) to a 6-5 win over the Washington Wild Things (0-2) on Saturday at Schaumburg Baseball Stadium.
With the Schaumburg Boomers trailing by one in the eighth inning, Price came to the plate and singled.
Steve McQuail helped the Schaumburg Boomers take the lead for good in the eighth inning. With the Schaumburg Boomers trailing by one, McQuail came to the plate and singled, scoring Price.
The Schaumburg Boomers would not relinquish the lead as the Washington Wild Things were unable to weather a two-run eighth inning deficit.
The Washington Wild Things scored one run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Shain Stoner. Still, the Washington Wild Things couldn't draw even.
Craig Hertler boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace the Schaumburg Boomers. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the eighth inning.
Price improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Schaumburg Boomers. He struck out one, walked one and surrendered no hits.
Orlando Santos couldn't get it done on the mound for the Washington Wild Things, taking a loss. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed two runs.