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Duluth scores 2 in 9th to top Honkers, Feyereisen solid in second start

(Rochester Minn.)– The Rochester Honkers fell to the Duluth Huskies 4-3 Saturday night after holding a one-run lead going into the ninth inning. C.J. Santoyo was charged with the loss after allowing 2 earned runs in the ninth inning. Riley Gates (BYU) earned the win for Duluth, while Austin Carpenter (North Alabama) was credited with the save. Honkers starter Tyler Feyereisen (St. Thomas) threw seven innings, allowing two earned runs, good for a 1.27 ERA. 

The Huskies held the early advantage after plating a run in each the second and fourth innings. 

The Honkers finall found some life in the bottom of the sixth, as they worked Huskies reliever Ryan Agnistch (SIU-Edwardsville) pff the mound after just one out of work.  Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN)  hit an RBI double to the wall in right field and brought in leadoff man Miles Mastrobuoni (College of San Mateo) to start the rally. Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha) scored on a wild pitch later in the same inning to even the score at 2-all.

Rochester took the lead when Brad Mathiowetz (DMACC) grounded into center field and brought Duffin home from third to cap the Honkers lone scoring ining. 

The lead held into the top of the ninth, when Duluth scored 2 runs on Santoyo. In the final half inning, the Honkers got runners on second and third with two outs, but could not get the hit needed to bring the tying run.

Rochester and Duluth will faceoff again tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. Gates will open at noon. It will be Darrell Thompson Day, as well as a Perkins Kids Club Day. Kids will; be able to eat for free on the Sports Deck and run the bases after the game. I Bike/Walk Rochester, presented by Olmstead County Public Health, will allow you to get a free ticket for every person in your car, up to four, if you park and walk to Mayo Field from the designated parking lot on 4th Street, across from the Holiday Gas Station. Anyone who rides their bicycle to the game will also recieve one free admission. 

You can find all of this season's Honkers action on Sports Radio AM 1520 The Ticket with Clinton Cole, or by visiting www.northwoodsleague.com and clicking on the Watch Gmaes Live link at the bottom of the page. 

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