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Published On: June 13th, 2015

(Rochester, Minn.)– The Rochester Honkers defeated the Alexandria Blue Anchors 6-2 in seven innings in game two of Friday night's doubleheader. Patrick Duester (Tulane) got his first win as a Honker. Ciji Ramos (Arkansas) was charged with the loss for Alexandria. The win completed the sweep of the doubleheader and moved the Honkers to 11-5 on the year.

The Honkers struck first, with Sam Hall (Dixie State) getting a two RBI single in the bottom of the second  as the Blue Anhcor infiled lost the pop-up as it left the lights and let it fall on the infield grass. 

Alexandria responded with runs off Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) in the fourth and fifth innings after he started his night with three scoreless innings, ending his first start for the Honkers. In his 5 innings, he set the new team high for strikeouts in a game this season with eight. THe previous high was six, set by both Greg Jakusik (Stevens Institute) and Tyler Feyereisen (St. Thomas).

Rochester took the lead back when Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN) scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning. That score was the start of a big inning for the Honkers, as they racked up 4 runs on a number of Blue Anchor miscues.

The Rochester Honkers defeated the Alexandria Blue Anchors 5-4 in the forst game of the twin bill. Colby Green (Triton CC) earned the win for the Honkers, moving him to 2-0 on the year, while Graylon Brown (Angelo State) took the loss for Alexandria. Spencer Greer (Dixie State) got his third save of the season for Rochester. 

Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha) lead the way for the Honkers offensively with one hit, one run scored, and two RBIs.

With the game tied 4-4 after three innings, the two teams played scoreless ball untl the bottom of the sixth, when Cole Krzmarzick brought Schultz in on a sacrifice fly to right field. 

The Honkers take on the Duluth Huskies tomorrow at 7:05 at Mayo Field. A High School Pizza Eating contest with be part of the Pizza Games, sponsored by Holiday Stationstores and106.9 KROC. 

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