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Published On: June 10th, 2015

(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers dropped their third straight game tonight as the fell to the Willmar Stingers 5-1.  Starting pitcher Jayson Yano (Stevens Institute) took his first loss of the season to fall to 2-1.  Will Lydon (Pacific) picked up the win for the Stingers. Rochester managed just four hits on the game, two of which belonged to Matt Fiedler (Minnesota).


The Honkers fell behind early as Yano surrendered three runs on four hits in the first. Willmar plated one more in the second inning to take a 4-0 lead they would never look back from. Leadoff man Miles Mastobuoni (College of San Mateo) scored the Honkers only run on an infield error in the fifth, but that was the lone bright spot for the Honkers offense on the night. Wllmar padded their lead with one run in the eighth, and Rochester could not mount a serious scoring threat in the ninth.


After dropping this game, the Honkers slip to 8-5 on the season and now sit third in the NWL North Division.


The Honkers take on Willmar again tomorrow, starting at 7:05. They will be back at Mayo Field on Thursday, June 11th, for a double header against Alexandria beginning at 6:05. There will be a Lanyard Giveaway, and it will be Walk in the Light Church Night.


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