Game Postponed Second inning, Will Resume on August 6
(Bismarck, N.D.) – The game between the Rochester Honkers and the Bismarck Larks Saturday night at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark has been suspended in the top of the second inning due to rain. The game will resume at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday, August 6 with the Honkers trailing the Larks 1-0. Ryan Anderson (UC Davis) drove the first run of the game on single to center field in the bottom of the first inning. The game was put into a delay before the second inning could begin.
Michael Stryffeler (Lake Erie) will start game one for the Honkers. Stryffeler will make his eighth start of the season and has struck out 20 batters in 30.2 innings. The resumed game will be a nine-inning game.
The Honkers and Larks will still play the regularly scheduled game at 5:05 p.m. Drew Slade (Ripon) will start game two for the Honkers. Slade is 4-2 in seven starts the season with 31 strikeouts in 54 innings. Game two will be a seven-inning game.
The next home game for the Flock will be a doubleheader on Monday, August 7, against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. It will be One Hit Wonder Night with Minnesota 97.5 FM. If the Honkers hold Thunder Bay to one hit in game one, then someone will win $10,000. Anyone 18 years or older may sign to win for free at the Fan Center. First pitch of game one starts at 6:05 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Game two will begin 30 minutes after the completion of game one.
The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.