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Hall’s 2-RBI single in 8th propels Honkers over Stingers

(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers split the first season series against the Willmar Stingers after notching a 4-2 victory tonight. Spencer Greer (Dixie State) earned the win for the Honkers after throwing three scoreless innings to close the game. Davis Adkins (Georgia Gwinnet) was charged with the loss for Willmar.

 

After the teams played a scoreless first two innings, Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN) gave the Honkers their first lead with an RBI double in the third that brought Miles Mastrobuoni (College of San Mateo) in. The Stingers responded in the Bottom of the fourth, plating two runs of their own to take the lead back.

 

Mastrobuoni scored again in the fifth, this time batted in by Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha), to tie the ballgame. The 2-2 score stood until the top of the eight, when Sam Hall (Disie State) brought Duffin and Schultz in on a 2-RBI single. The Stingers got two runners on base with two outs in the ninth, but could not complete the comeback, setting the final at 4-2.

 

The Honkers will be back at Mayo Field on Thursday, June 11th, for a double header against Alexandria beginning at 6:05. The teams will play two seven-inning games to make up their postponed game from May 29th. 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 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