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Honkers use Growler errors to take second game of doubleheader

(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 11-2 in the second game of today’s doubleheader in Michigan. The win moves the Honkers to 3-1 on the season after they dropped the first game of the day.

After falling into a 2-0 deficit in the 3rd inning, the Honkers rang off 11 unanswered runs. The Growlers committed multiple fielding errors, allowing Rochester, who finished the game without an error, make a comeback and put the game out of reach.

The Honkers fell 6-3 in the first game of the double header. 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.

Tomorrow the Honkers visit Battle Creek for the first of two games with the Bombers on this road trip.

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 rochesterhonkers.com, or watch the live video stream by logging into northwoodsleague.com and clicking on the Watch Game Live graphic. 

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The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com