(Rochester, Minn.)—The Rochester Honkers dropped their second straight game to the St. Cloud Rox Wednesday night 3-1. Jordan Gross (Tulane) was charged with the loss for Rochester. Ryan Kokora (Paradise Valley CC) earned the win for the St. Cloud, and Brian Glowicki (Minnesota) picked up the save.
The Rox would take a 3-0 lead after three innings, scoring on a pair of home runs.
The Honkers would get on the board in the sixth when Adam Walton (Illinois) belted a double to the right field fence. Ryan Webberley (Cal Poly Pomona) would advance from first, and head for home on the throw in, narrowly avoiding the tag as he slid in to make it 3-1.
The Honkers would threaten with runner son first and second in the ninth, but a double play and a deep fly out to left field from Mark Contreras (UC Santa Barbara) would end any hopes of a comeback.
The loss drops the Honkers to 38-30 on the year, one game behind the Duluth Huskies for the third seed in the North division playoffs after the Huskies beat Eau Claire 5-1 earlier in the night.
The Honkers final regular season home game will be tomorrow, Thursday, August 6th, against Waterloo at 7:05 p.m. It will be Fan/Host Family Appreciation Night, and a Novo Nordisk Home Run for Life Thursday.
The Honkers will travel to either St. Cloud or Willmar for the first round of the North Divisional Playoffs on Monday, August 10th. There will be a Fan Party bus traveling to the game at either location from Rochester. Fans can get a seat on the bus for $35. That cost will include the bus ride and a general admission ticket to the game. The Bus will depart from Gander Mountain in Rochester at 2:30 p.m. on game day. Fans can bring their own beverages and snacks, though water will be provided. Reserve your spot on the bus by calling the honkers office at 507-289-1170.
All of the Honkers games can be found live on Sports Radio AM 1520 The Ticket. 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