RECAP | Otters fall to Boomers on Saturday night
Evansville, Ind. – The Evansville Otters were held to two runs, stranding six runners in scoring position to fall to the Schaumburg Boomers 5-2 Saturday night at Bosse Field.
The Otters put a runner in scoring position in eight of nine innings with eight total hits but could only manage two hits.
Noah Myers started Evansville off with a double to lead off the 1st inning. Dakota Phillips banged a double off the wall to score Myers and give the Otters a 1-0 lead.
Schaumburg took the lead in the third inning with two singles, two walks and a hit batter costing Evansville two runs.
The Boomers extended the lead with four base hits in the fourth inning plating two more runs.
Evansville cut the lead to two in the sixth inning as Jeffrey Baez led off with a base hit and Jacob Olson’s sacrifice fly scored Baez.
Schaumburg added one more insurance run in the eighth.
Jhon Vargas kept Evansville in the game coming out of the bullpen in the fifth inning. In his first relief appearance of the season, he limited the Boomers to just four hits over five innings of work allowing one run.
Bryan Rosario stole a base in the second inning for his 24th bag of the season. He continues to lead the Frontier League in stolen bases. He also extended his on-base streak to 16 games.
Evansville wraps up the series against Schaumburg Sunday evening at Bosse Field. A 5:05 PM CT first pitch kicks off River City Pride Night and a Dog Days of Summer with discounted hot dogs and fans encouraged to bring their dogs.
All home and road Otters games this season are televised on FloSports with audio-only coverage available for free on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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