Honkers Suffer Worst Loss of the Season to Duluth 13-8.
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A raucous crowd of 1,838 at Mayo Field may have seen the worst loss of the season thus far for the Honkers (7-25), as they blew an 8-0 lead, giving up 13 unanswered runs from the sixth inning on to lose to the Duluth Huskies (17-16) 13-8.
The Honkers wasted a quality start out of Erik Cha, in which he went 6.2 innings allowing only 3 runs on one hit, and only five baserunners.
Cha gave up a lead-off single up the middle but he then went on to retire the next 14 batters to quiet the Huskies offense.
Jackson Thoreson got the Honkers started in the second with a solo shot on the second pitch of the inning to give the Honkers a 1-0 lead.
The big inning came in the bottom of the third. The Honkers scored four runs, on five hits getting RBI singles from, Casey Worden, Thoreson, and Kyle Kasser to give the Honkers a 5-0 lead.
That made the score 8-8. Daniel Amaral then hit a single through the hole on the right side of the infield, to give his team the lead 10-8 . Austin Bernard then drove him in on a double to make the score 11-8, Sabino then hit his second home run of the day and third of the year, a two-run shot to right, to make the score 13-8.
For the inning, the Honkers gave up 10 runs, and seven of those runs were unearned, on only four hits, while walking six total in the inning.
In the eighth, the Honkers got two on with two outs, but were unable to score.