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Grover hits 1st HR as Honkers fall in Duluth

The Rochester Honkers saw their two game winning streak come to an end Tuesday night in Duluth as they fell 8-1 at the hands of the Huskies. Alex Evans (Barton CC) was charged with his first loss on the season, dropping his record to 4-1. Ryan Tapani (St. Olaf) earned the win for Duluth.

 

The Honkers struggled at the plate garnering only three hits on the night, two of which came from Dempsey Grover (UC Santa Barbara).

 

Duluth held a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning when Grover would break up Tapani’s perfect game and shutout with his first homerun of the year and bring the Honkers within two runs at 3-1.

 

The Huskies would put on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth for a 5-1 lead, and pile on three insurance runs in the seventh to force the series split with an 8-1 win. The Honkers took the first game of the series 7-6 on Monday.

 

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