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Published On: April 17th, 2018


Armstrong launches second home run

 (Rochester Minn.) – Future Honkers are deep into conference play for their respective colleges. Here is how some future Honkers performed in the past week.

Michael Brandt (RHP) – Augustana (30-2)
Michael Brandt closed out two games for the No. three ranked Vikings last week. Brandt threw two innings giving up one run on one hit and struck out four. He also earned his fourth and fifth saves. Brandt has posted a 1.15 ERA over 15 2/3 innings of work and has struck out 27. Augustana continues play Wednesday at Southwest Minnesota State.

Matt Hardy (OF) – UC Riverside (14-16)
Matt Hardy continues to swing a hot bat for the Highlanders. The junior hit .625, drove in two runs and added two doubles. He scored one run as UC Riverside dropped two out of three to the University of Hawaii. Hardy is hitting .365 with three home runs and 17 RBIs. UC Riverside continues play Wednesday at Grand Canyon.

Michael Michalak (INF) – Illinois (23-8)
Michael Michalak was a tough out for the Fighting Illini. He hit .307 and drew four walks for an on-base percentage of .470. Michalak added two doubles and an RBI. The Rochester native has an on-base percentage of .442 and is batting .333. He has driven in nine runs and has come around to score 13 runs. Illinois plays Valparaiso tonight at home.

Darin Kilfoyl (RHP) – Saint Johns River State (31-13)
 Darin Kilfoyl tossed six innings giving up just one run to earn his fourth victory of the year. He gave up four hits and walked just two batters compared to 10 strike outs. The freshman has posted a 2.90 ERA and has tossed 40 1/3 innings over 10 starts. Saint Johns River State continues play Wednesday at Daytona State College.

Pete’s Pick of The Week

Andy Armstrong (INF) – Oregon State (26-6)
Despite only playing two games due to weather, Andy Armstrong filled up the stat sheet for the Beavers. The sophomore hit .428 and had an on-base percentage of .555. He showed off some power as he launched his second home run of the year and had two doubles. Armstrong drove in two runs and scored four runs himself. Armstrong is hitting .309, has 12 doubles, and 15 runs scored. No. seven Oregon State continues play Thursday hosting Oregon for a three-game series.