(Rochester, Minn.)– The Rochester Honkers fell to the Willmar Stingers 10-5 Saturday night at Mayo Field, giving the Stingers a two game sweep in Rochester. Matt Fielder (Minnesota) was charged with the loss for the Honkers. Stingers starter Bradley Bailey (North Alabama) earned the win and Colton Boucher (Northern State) picked up the save.
Honkers infielder Scott Schreiber (Nebraska) led the Honkers with two runs scored and three RBIs, which came on his three-run homerun in the first inning.
The Stingers struck in the top of the first, but Schreiber's bomb put the Honkers up 3-1 early, but a grand slam by Sean Beesley (Illinois State) put Willmar right back on top 5-3.
A run in the fourth stretched WIllmar's lead to 3. The Honkers responded in the fifth with Schreiber's second run scored, this time on a RBI single from Colton Schaefbauer (Minnesota) to pull the deficit back to two, but a three run sixth inning by the Stingers would give them a 9-4 lead they would not relinquish.
The Honkers plated one score in the eighth on an RBI single by Miles Mastrobuoni (College of San Mateo), but as was the trend of the game, Willmar responded with a run in the ninth to set the final at 10-5.
The Honkers will travel Mankato tomorrow before coming back to Mayo field for the second half of the home-and-home. Monday, June 22nd, will be Megaphone Giveaway, with the first 500 fans receiving a free Megaphone.
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