(Rochester, Minn.)- The Honkers lost 9-1 to the St. Cloud Rox Monday night in Rochester. Marcus Ethen (Nebraska-Omaha) was charged with the loss for the Honkers. Reliever Collin Strall (LSU) earned the win for the Rox in his four innings of work.
Adam Walton (Illinois) had three of the Honkers’ seven hits, including a pair of doubles.
The loss brought the Honkers’ six game winning streak to an end, leaving them at 38-29 for the year, ted with the Duluth Huskies for third in the North division as the teams continue to jockey for playoff seeding.
St. Cloud brought the heat early and held a 5-0 run after four innings. Rochester would finally get on the board when Cole Krzmarzick (Nevada) would single to left field and bring in Mark Contreras (UC Riverside) to make it 5-1.
St. Cloud would plate one more in the seventh and three in the eighth to pull away and seal the 9-1 Honkers loss.
Tuesday will be the NWL Major League Dreams Showcase in Madison. The Honkers next home game will be on Wednesday, August 5th, against St. Cloud at 7:05 p.m. The last Fireworks Extravaganza of the season will follow, sponsored by ABC 6 News.
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