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Published On: June 30th, 2015

(Rochester, Minn.)—The Rochester Honkers claimed the first game of their split double header with Waterloo today, Tuesday June 30th, winning game one in Rochester 8-4. Jordan Gross (Tulane) earned the win for the Honkers, while Doug Hayes (Illinois) was charged with the loss for Waterloo.


Designated hitter Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) had two RBIs and three runs scored for Rochester, including a two-run homerun in the eighth inning with two outs.


Rochester took an early lead, chasing the starter Hayes in the first with three runs, two of which came on a two-RBI double from Dempsey Grover (UC Santa Barabara). The lead stretched to 5-0 as Fiedler and Miles Mostrbuoni (College of San Mateo) both scored unearned runs in the second innings.


Waterloo finally got on the board with one run in the third, but the lead stayed at five when Ryan Webberley (Cal Poly Pomona) scored the third unearned run of the game for the Honkers in the bottom of that same inning.


The Bucks scored three in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 6-4, but would get no closer as Fiedler’s bomb in the eighth provided the insurance runs the Honkers needed.


Rochester and Waterloo will face off again tonight in Waterloo for the second game of the home-and-home doubleheader at 7:05.


The Honkers will be back at Mayo Field tomorrow, July 1st, to face the Battle Creek Bombers at 7:05. It will be First Responders Night, and all First Responders who show their First Responder IDs will gain free admission to the game.


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