Rochester, MN (rochesterhonkers.com) —The Rochester Honkers fell to the Eau Claire Express 6-3 Tuesday night. The Express came into the contest having lost their first five games of the NWL second half but took an early lead against the streaking Honkers, who had won their first five, on a two run home run in the first inning.

The Honkers would get one back in the third as Slade Heggen (Oregon) would score on a RBI single from leadoff man Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha).

Rochester would take a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth, as Joe DeRoche-Duffin would bring Schultz and Ryan Webberly (Cal Poly Pomona) in with a 2-run double.

Eau Claire reclaimed the lead 6-3 in the bottom of the fifth with four unearned runs as Rochester committed both of their errors of the game in the inning.

Tanner Howell (Dixie State) was charged with the loss in his second appearance for Rochester.

The Honkers and Express will square off again Wednesday in Eau Claire at 6:35 p.m. Jayson Yano (Stevens Institute) is scheduled to start for the Honkers on the mound. Yano is 5-1 this season for Rochester with a 2.05 ERA.

On Saturday, July 11th, the Honkers will be back at Mayo Field to face the St. Cloud Rox for a double header of seven-inning games starting at 6:05. It will be the Field of Future Stars presented by Meshbesher and Spence. All RYBA, RYSA, RYHA, Girls Softball and Miracle League players wearing their uniform top gain free admission to the game!