O'FALLON, MO--The River City Rascals completed a sweep of the defending Frontier League champion Shaumburg Boomers on Thursday night, earning their fifth straight win in the process. They remain undefeated at CarShield Field through the first six home games of the 2018 season. The Rascals were led by hometown hero Gerrion Grim, who finished with a home run and three RBIs on the night.
Grim got the scoring started with a two-run shot in the second inning. The Boomers got on the board with a homer in the fourth inning from Kenny Towns, and tied the game with a run scoring on a double play ball in the fifth.
The Rascals took the lead on an RBI single from Grim in the eighth, and added on with a run-scoring single from Kevin Suarez later in the frame.
Cody Mincey closed things out in the ninth for his third save. Rascals starter Josh Kimborowicz went five innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven. Rascals reliever Logan Fanning (1-0) earned the win, pitching a scoreless eighth.
Boomers reliever Ivan Vieitez took the loss, giving up the go-ahead runs in the eighth. Boomers starter Darrell Thompson went three innings, allowing two earned runs and walking four.
The Rascals (8-3) host the Lake Erie Crushers for a three game weekend set starting tomorrow night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm CT. Left-hander Dan Ludwig is expected to start on the mound.