SCHAUMBURG – The Joliet Slammers entered their weekend series on the road to face the Frontier League’s top team, Schaumburg, who entered at 31 games over .500.
But after Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Boomers, the Slammers already had clinched a series win after they followed up on a 4-0 triumph in Friday’s opener.
The Slammers jumped out to a 5-1 lead after four innings and then held off the hosts. Skylar Janisse only allowed a run on one hit and struck out five in 31⁄3 innings of relief to collect the victory, while Confesor Lara pitched the ninth to pick up his second save in two nights.
Joliet received two hits apiece from David Gonzalez (two RBIs), Melvin Rodriguez (home run), Edwin Gomez, Spencer Navin (RBI) and Travis Bolin (RBI).
On Friday, the Slammers scored twice in the first and got a run in the second to provide all of the run support needed for winner Andrew Zellner, who yielded two hits in five innings.
Relievers Tyler House, Brian McKenna, Jordan Wellander and Lara only allowed only four hits in four frames. Bolin had three hits while Luis Diaz, Rodriguez (RBI) and Gomez (two RBIs) had two hits each.