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Published On: June 7th, 2015

(Rochester, Minn.)—The Rochester Honkers fell 4-2 against the Thunder Bay Border Cats today at Mayo Field.  Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN) was charged with the loss for the Honkers. Kyle Von Ruden (Hawaii) got the win for Thunder Bay.


Brad Mathiowetz (DMACC) launched his second homeun of the season in the second inning to put the Honkers up 1-0. The Border Cats evened it at 1-all in the top fourth, but Scott Schreiber (Nebraska) brought Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha) across to give the Honkers the lead again, but that was all the Honkers could muster.


Thunder Bay scored once in the eighth and twice in the ninth to take the lead. Trailing 4-2  in the bottom of the ninth with one out and a runner on first, Schreiber hit a line drive into first baseman Mikael Mogues’ (Seton Hall) glove. Mouges tagged the runner, Zach Hoffman (St. Cloud State), to end the game


The Honkers and Border Cats will square off again tomorrow at Mayo Field at 7:05. The Mascot Olympics will be part of the nights festivities, and there will be a free Thunderstix giveaway.


You can follow all the Honkers action on Sports Radio AM 1520 The Ticket with Clinton Cole, and on the Northwoods League Live stream, which can be found at Just click on the Watch Games Live link.



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