Deadlocked in a playoff race where two games separate six teams, home games are must-wins. The first-place Bucks could not comeback on Wednesday afternoon against Rochester, though, as they lost by a final score of 6-4.
Nick Deckert was the losing pitcher for the Bucks, allowing five runs before being pulled with two outs in the fifth inning.
Eight Bucks recorded hits for the Bucks in their defeat. The only player not to record a hit was Will Sparks, who was beaned by two pitches.
Nick Gruener earned the victory for the Honkers and improves to 4-3 on the year. He allowed three runs over a span of five frames.
The Bucks and Honkers play game two of their double header at approximately 7:05 tonight. The Bucks hold a one game lead in the Scheel's Highway 63 Cup and will need to win this game to win the series. Nick Veale and Will Bamesberger square off in that contest.