(Rochester, Minn.)—The Rochester Honkers won their final game of the 2015 regular season, topping the Alexandria Blue Anchors 7-4 as they broke their five-game losing streak. Marcus Ethen (Nebraska-Omaha) earned the win for Rochester. Austin Cornish (Texas A&M-CC) was charged with the loss for Alexandria.
Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) starred at the plate, going 2-3 with a home run and four RBIs. It was his second bomb of the year at Knute Nelson Memorial Park.
Fiedler opened the scoring as he drove in Ryan Webberley (Cal Poly Pomona) with a single in the first inning. Alexandria would tie it a 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning.
Will Paschal (Georgia Gwinnett) brought in Adam Walton (Illinois) with a single to put Rochester back on top in the fourth, but again Alexandria would respond with a tying run.
Fielder would hit his bomb in the fifth with Webberley and Mark Contreras (UC Riverside) on board for the go ahead scoring and a 5-2 Honkers lead.
Alexandria would get one back in the sixth, but Scott Schreiber (Nebraska) would hit a two-run home run in the seventh to stretch Rochester’s lead back out to 7-3.
The Blue Anchors would plate one more in the eighth, but that’s all the closer they would come as the Honkers took the win to break their five game losing streak as they head to the playoffs.
The Honkers will travel to face the St. Cloud Rox in the first round of the NWL North Divisional Playoffs on Monday, August 10th, at 7:05 p.m. Should they win, they will travel to face the winner of Willmar-Duluth on Tuesday, August 11th.
There will be a Fan Party bus traveling to the game 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