The Rochester Honkers defeated the Duluth Huskies 7-6 Monday night in Duluth. Spencer Greer (Dixie State) earned the win for Rochester after allowing just one run in four innings of relief and Brac Warren (Oregon) picked up the save. Ryan Losman (Glendale College) was charged with the loss for Duluth.
Duluth took an early lead with two runs in the second inning but Joe DeRoche-Duffin(UCONN) hit a three run home-run, his tenth of the season, in the top of the fourth to put Rochester on top. That lead wouldn’t last long though, as the Huskies plated three runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 5-3.
Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha) would drive in William Paschal (Georgia Gwinnett) to pull the Honkers within one in the fifth, and Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) would score the tying run in the sixth on a groundout by Cole Krzmarzick (Nevada).
Duluth would take a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the sixth, but the Honkers would respond with two runs in the top of the seventh. Paschal would score on a hit by Schultz to tie it up at 6-6. Schultz would advance to third on an outfield error, and score the game-winning run on a single by Miles Mastrobuoni (College of San Mateo).
The Honkers next home game will be Wednesday, July 29th at 7:05 p.m. It will be the second half of a split double header with Waterloo. It will be Super Hero Night. Come to the game dressed as your favorite Super Hero and get free general admission.
All of the Honkers games can be found live on Sports Radio AM 1520 The Ticket with Clinton Cole. You can also listen for free at www.rochesterhonkers.com by clicking on the Listen to Games Live link. Live video streams of the games are available via the Northwoods league Live Stream, powered by Stretch Internet. To access, just visit www.northwoodsleague.com and click on the Watch Games 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