Aviators split double header with Boomers to claim series

Staff Report

Tony Rizzotti (4-0) combined with two relievers to shutout the Schaumburg Boomers in Game Two of a Frontier League doubleheader to help the Rockford Aviators (22-10) gain a split with the Schaumburg Boomers in a 2-0 win Sunday at Aviators Stadium in Loves Park.

Dusty Robinson and Conor Szczerba drove in runs for the Aviators in the nightcap as Colby Holmes and Michael Schaub helped close it out from the mound, with Schaub posting his 11th save with a perfect seventh inning, Edwin Carl (0-3) took the loss for the Boomers (15-18) as he went the distance (six innings) with just one walk and 11 strikeouts.

Schaumburg captured the opener 7-4 as the Boomers scored five runs in the second inning to grab a 6-2 advantage. Payton Baskette (0-1) lasted just 1.1 innings in his Aviators debut, while Eddie Cody (5-0) picked up the win despite allowing four runs in five innings, including home runs to Devon Rodriguez and Ja’Ron Shepherd.

The Aviators head out on a six game road trip to River City (June 23-25) and Gateway (June 26-28) before returning to Aviators Stadium to host the Florence Freedom in a three game series beginning June 30 at 6:35 p.m. Call the Aviators Office at 815-885-2255 for more information or go to rockfordaviators.com.

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