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Published On: July 9th, 2024

The Honkers pulled off a wild 13-9 win in Eau Claire on Tuesday night.
They tied the game thanks to Dom Rodriguez’s third home run of the year, a three-run blast to the opposite field. Later in the game, he hit number four with an inside-the-park homer.
Grant MacAurthur went yard in the fourth to put the Honkers up 4-3. Reiss Calvin hit his own homer in the fifth, a two-run blast.
After the Express chased Gauge Lockhart out of the game in the first inning, Joe Gizzi dominated through five innings of work, striking out three.
Eau Claire made a comeback in the eighth, taking a 9-8 lead. However, Rochester relayed for five runs, thanks in part to Paul Schoenfeld’s 2-RBI single.
Matthew Lighthall came in and slammed the door in the ninth.
With this win, Rochester is now 5-1 in the second half. They are in Eau Claire again tomorrow.
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