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Published On: July 29th, 2023

The Rochester Honkers (28-29, 10-13) lost game two of a series vs the Bismarck Larks (23-35, 7-17) 16-15 in a four and a half hour marathon that marked the longest nine-inning game in the 30-year history of the Northwoods League.

Brendan O’Sullivan (UNLV) and Dario Gomez (University of Miami) combined for five hits and 11 RBIs as Rochester finished the game with fifteen hits. The game saw multiple lead changes, with the Flock leading 12-6 in the sixth inning and 15-12 in the ninth inning.

With Sam Hanson (Seattle) on looking for a two-inning save, the Larks scratched across four runs in the final frame and secured their walk-off on a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. 

Rochester continues on the road to play the Minot Hot Tots on Saturday. Scheduled first pitch time is 6:35 p.m.

The Rochester Honkers began their 30th season of play on May 29th. Keep up with the team on social media by following them on Twitter (@RochHonkers) and Instagram (@honkersbaseball) and like the Honkers on Facebook at Rochester Honkers Baseball Club. Interact on social by using the hashtag #FunForTheWholeFlock!

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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, over 310 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.