Aviators complete sweep with win against Boomers

Staff Report

The Rockford Aviators completed the sweep of the Boomers Sunday with a 7-2 win for starter Kyle Hassna.

The sweep was the first for the Aviators since June 16-18 against Joliet.

The Aviators got a run early when Boomers starter Peter Gehle gave up three hits in the first inning.

Danny Stienstra got his fourth RBI in the last two games when he drove home Michael Hur for the game’s first run.

Kyle Hassna took to the hill as the Aviators starter and settled down after allowing a run in the first.

The San Jose State product put up five consecutive scoreless innings after the first.

The offense built him a lead with four runs in the fourth inning.

Brian Bistagne picked up an RBI base hit in the inning and Cody Lenahan drove in two with his first of two doubles in the game.

Bistagne finished with three hits and two RBI in his second game back in the lineup.

The middle infielder had been sidelined the previous four games with back tightness.

Every hitter in the order for the Aviators reached base at least twice in the contest after everyone reached at least once in game two of the series.

The Aviators finished with at least seven runs and at least 10 hits in every game of the series in Schaumburg.

They have now scored 30 runs and have racked up 51 hits over their last four games.

The Aviators are off Monday before opening a six-game homestand on Tuesday.

Windy City will come to Loves Park starting Tuesday and Normal will follow on Friday.

Tuesday will be HealthCare Appreciation Night, and Thursday will be $1 Draft Beer Night at Aviators Stadium.

Tickets for the homestand are still available and can be purchased by calling 815-885-BALL or emailing tickets@rockfordaviators.com.

For more information on the Rockford Aviators, to purchase tickets or for the upcoming schedule visit rockfordaviators.com.

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