A late ninth-inning two-run homer by Andrew Czech led the Washington Wild Things to a 6-5 victory over the Schaumburg Boomers in game two of the Frontier League Championship Series. Washington came out swinging with three runs in the top of the first inning. Scotty Dubrule opened the scoring with a solo home run while Hector Roa and Trevor Casanova added RBI singles. In the bottom of the inning, Schaumburg answered right back. With two on base, Braxton Davidson launched a three-run home run to tie the game at 3-3. They took the lead in the second when Clint Hardy was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Casanova tied the game for the Wild Things in the third when he knocked an RBI single, but the Boomers once again regained the lead when Alec Craig was hit by a pitch with the bases full in the bottom of the inning. Neither team would score again until the ninth, when Czech connected on the clutch two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning. After a rough outing from Daren Osby in the start, Washington’s bullpen kept them in the game, with Dylan Beasley, BJ Sabol, and Zach Strecker combining to allow just one run over the final seven innings. Strecker earned the save in the ninth.
The series now heads back to Washington tied at 1-1 and becomes a best-of-three for the Frontier League crown. Game three is scheduled for Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET and can be viewed at FrontierLeagueTV.com or in the app!