Honkers Come From Behind to Beat Kalamazoo
Rochester started off slow Tuesday night, not getting a hit through the first 3 innings of play. The Honkers struck out six times in their first nine outs and it appeared that it was going to be a disappointing night for the home crowd. Down 3-0 in the 4th inning the Honkers caught fire and scored eight runs in the final six innings on their way to a 8-3 win.
Greg Jakusik got the start on the mound and improved to 2-2 on the season. Jakusik went six innings, allowing three hits and two earned runs. Matt Walker, Ryan Boelter, and Patrick Duester each got an inning in relief and gave up a combined one hit and no runs on the night.
After not putting a hit up in the first three innings, the Honkers offense was firing on all cylinders for the remainder of the game. Matt Fielder helped lead the comeback for the Honkers. Fielder went 2-4 with a double, two RBI's and scored two runs. Slade Heggen, who plays his college ball at the University of Oregon, also had a good day at the plate. Heggen had two hits in five at-bats and drove in three runs for the Honkers. In his third game played this season, Dempsey Grover went 2-4 and scored two to help the home team win Tuesday night.
The Honkers play at Mayo Field again tomorrow night before hitting the road and look to win their third straight game, and finish off a undefeated home stand. The Honkers still find themselves a game out of first place in the North Division as the division-leading Willmar Stingers also won Tuesday night.