3-run 5th by Kalamazoo gives Honkers first loss

(Rochester, Minn.)–The Rochester Honkers fell 6-3 at Kalamazoo today in seven innings in the first game of a doubleheader. Aaron Tadian (Kent State) got the win for the Growlers while Ryan Boelter (Gardener Webb) picked up the loss for Rochester. The loss drops the Honkers to 2-1 on the year.


Kalamazoo scored a run in the 2nd and 3rd innings before the Honkers poured in three in the 4th to go up 3-2. The Growlers evened the score in the bottom of that inning, and that score stood until the bottom of the fifth. Kalamazoo scored three times on wild pitches by Boelter to set the final score. Matthew Frawley (Purdue) pitched a perfect seventh to give Kalamazoo their first win of the season.


The second game of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at approximately 5 p.m. CT.


The next home game for the Honkers is scheduled for Thursday June 4th, against the Mankato MoonDogs. It is Think Mutual Bank Night and a Fireworks Extravaganza will follow the game. 


To catch all the Honkers actions, listen to Clinton Cole on Sports Radio AM 1520 The TIcket and at, or watch the live video stream by logging into and clicking on the Watch Game Live graphic. 



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