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THREE HOMERS LEAD TO 14-2 WIN

Rochester (MN)  David Kerian, Kyle Pollock and John Ziznewski each had two-run homers as the Waterloo Bucks crushed the Rochester Honkers 14-2 at Mayo Field on Friday night.  Ziznewski finished with four RBI total while Kerian had three hits as part of the offensive onslaught.

Aaron Rhodes picked up the win, striking out six over five innings allowing only two runs. Eric Stout threw three scoreless innings of relief while Adam Dian struckout the side in the ninth.

Waterloo took a 3-0 lead in the third inning on a Chesny Young RBI single, and Ziznewski’s line drive two-run homer to right field. The Bucks then scored five more in the fifth inning highlighted by Kerian’s two-run blast over the rightfield wall and Will Spark’s two-run double to the rightfield corner.

After Rochester picked up a pair in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 8-2, Pollock launched a two-run homer to left in the sixth to put the Bucks up 10-2.

Ziznewski walked with the bases loaded in the seventh to extend the lead to 11-2. Then in the ninth, Ziznewski had a sacrifice fly to bring in a run, Pollock had a RBI single and a balk led to three more runs and the 14-2 final.

Waterloo has won seven straight over their traditional rivals from Rochester and maintain a 2.5 game lead in the North Division second half race over Mankato.

Carter Burgess had three hits for Rochester in the loss.