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Honkers tripped up in Thunder Bay

(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers fell to the Thunder Bay Border Cats Wednesday night 2-1 in Thunder Bay. Rochester starter Tyler Feyereisen (St. Thomas) was charged with the loss after surrendering a run in just two innings of work. Feyereisen was removed after the second inning due to NWL pitch count regulations. Thunder Bay starter Jeremy Charles (Hartford) earned the win after he allowed just one run in a full nine innings pitched.

 

Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) continued his recent strong play, scoring Rochester’s only run on a solo homerun in the third inning. Fielder has logged a hit in the last four straight games, and is 9-18 at the plate in those games.

 

Thunder Bay took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, after Feyereisen walked a run in as part of a 39-pitch inning that ended his outing.

 

Fiedler’s third bomb of the season would tie it up at one apiece for the Honkers, but Wyatt Shackleford (Cal Poly Pomona) would walk in the go-ahead run for Thunder Bay after hitting the batter with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third.

 

Despite the loss, the Honkers still sit in second place in the North division for the second half at 9-6, 2.5 games back from the first place St. Cloud Rox. They are third in the overall season standings in the division; trailing the Rox and the first half champion Willmar Stingers.

 

The Honkers will be back home tomorrow, Thursday, July 16th to take on the Willmar Stingers. It will be Mayo Department of Medicine Night, and a Novo Nordisk Homerun for Life Thursday.

 

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