The Rochester Honkers defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Rochester. Tyler Feyereisen (St. Thomas) earned the win for Rochester and moved to 2-1 on the season. Ricky Delgado (San Joaquin Delta College) pitched the final three innings and picked up his second save of the season. Greg Weissert (Fordham) was charged with the loss for Thunder Bay.
It was Rochester’s first win against Thunder Bay at home this season. The Border Cats had swept the first series in Rochester in June. The win moves the Honkers to 4-0 in the second half and keeps them in contention for first place in the North Division. Willmar and St. Cloud also came into the day at 4-0 in July.
It was a classic pitchers’ duel through the first six innings of the ballgame before Thunder Bay broke through with a pair of runs off Feyereisen in the top of the seventh, but the Honkers wasted no time in responding.
With two outs, Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) lined a double up the third base line that brought in Jayson Yano (Stevens Institute), Bram Grooten (Wentworth Institute) and Ryan Summers (Louisville) to give Rochester a 3-0 lead.
The Honkers and Border Cats will face off once more tomorrow, July 6th, at 7:05 p.m. It is Mystery Giveaway Night, so come down to Mayo Field and see what the mystery is!
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