(Rochester, Minn.)—The Rochester Honkers lost to the Thunder Bay Border Cats tonight 6-3 to fall to 8-4 on the season. Greg Jakusik (Stevens Institute) was charged with the loss for the Honkers after surrendering four earned runs in the tfourth nnning. Jeremy Charles (Hartford) picked upthe win for Thunder Bay, and the save went to Cole Stapler (Nicholls State).
Scott Schreiber (Nebraska) put the Honkers up 2-0 in the bottom of the first with a two-RBI single. Thunder Bay evened it at 2-2 in the top of the third, but Miles Mastrobuoni (College of San Mateo) scored on an infield error to give the Honkers the lead again.
That lead fell in the fourth when Joe Gellenbeck (Xavier) launched a two-run home run over the wall for Thunder Bay off Jakusik. After loading the bases, Jakusik was charged with two more earned runs before Colby Green (Triton CC) was able to end the inning. Though the relief staff was able to prevent runs by the Border Cats, including a three-stikout, no hit ninth by Rayan Boelter (Gardner Webb), the Honkers managed only one more hit in the remainder of the game, preventing a comeback.
Tomorrow, the Honkers travel to Willmar for a two game series. They will be Back at Mayo Field for a double-header against Alexandria on Thursday, June 11. The teams will paly two seven inning games to make up a postponed contest from the first week of the season. It will be Lanyard Giveaway Night, Walk in the Light Church Night, and a Home Run for Life Thursday presented by Novo Nordisk.
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 northwoodsleague.com. 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 www.rochesterhonkers.com