The La Crosse Loggers concluded their road trip with a loss to the Rochester Honkers, who walked it off in the bottom of the 10th inning.
The contest was an offensive showdown, with each team pacing each other in the hit column. Leading the way for the Honker’s bats was Tyler White (Long Beach State), who entered the game for an injured Alex Pimental (Long Beach State). White went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, coming during a 5-run rally in the 3rd.
Luke Leto (LSU) had a big performance for the Lumberman, going a perfect 3-for-3 with a 2-run homer in the 6th inning. Carson Hornung also went yard for the second time this summer, extending his hitting streak to a franchise-record 23 games.
Despite nearly blowing a 6-run lead, the Honkers finished strong in extras. The bottom of the 10th started with Alex Ritzer (North Carolina) reaching on a throwing error, which advanced Theo Hardy (San Jose State) to third base. Hardy proceeded to score on a wild pitch to secure the victory.
The Loggers will return home to La Crosse this evening to finish their series with the Honkers. It will be “Toppers Family Night” at the ballpark, which includes 4 tickets, 4 fountain drinks, and 1 Toppers Pizza for $40. The first pitch is set for 6:35pm CT at Copeland Park. The game can be streamed at https://northwoodsleague.com/watch-nwl/ or listened to at https://mixlr.com/lacrosseloggers.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 295 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.