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Published On: June 4th, 2018


(La Crosse, Wis.) – The Rochester Honkers (4-2) offense just continues to hit. The Honkers defeated the La Crosse Loggers (4-2) 10-2 to complete the 2-game sweep at Copeland Park on Sunday. Rochester has now won three straight and compiled 27 hits between the 2-game series in La Crosse. The Honkers are tied for first place with Bismarck, La Crosse and Wilmer.

Honker’s starter Hunter Spencer (Bellarmine) settled in after giving up an unearned run in the first. The lefty worked five innings, struck out eight and surrendered just three hits to earn the win.

For the second night in a row, Derek Scott (Abilene Christian) led off the game with a home run. He finished with the night with three hits in six at-bats and two RBIs.

The Honkers began to pull away with a four run fourth inning. Jaylon McLaughlin (Nevada) ripped a RBI single to center and later came around to score on an error. Benjamin Sems (Kansas) and Scott both scored came around to score on an error.

The Honkers offense had another big inning in the eighth scoring three runs, two off of a Ryan Casper (Point Loma Nazarene) double. Scott gave the Honkers one more run on an RBI infield single.

In the ninth the Honkers continued to add insurance. McLaughlin singled to give him his second RBI of the night. Griffin Schneider (Century) later scored on an error.

The Honkers look to win their fourth straight on Monday hosting the Waterloo Bucks. Monday is Reusable Tote Bag Night presented by Salt & Pepper Photography and 106.9 KROC. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Drew Slade (Ripon) is scheduled to make his second start of the year for Honkers, going against Eric Reardon (Rutgers) for the Bucks.




The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball,including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.