Honkers End Seven Game Losing Streak with 3-1 Win vs. Border Cats
THUNDER BAY, Ontario -- Cameron Aufderheide in his second start in his short time with the Honkers (12-19, 19-47), gave them one of their best starts of the season going eight innings of one run ball to help lead the Honkers to a 3-1 victory in Thunder Bay (13-18, 19-46).
The Honkers were unable to score more than four once again, but rather than blow an early lead they were able to come back by scoring three in the sixth, allowing them to end a seven game losing streak.
The Border Cats kicked off the scoring in the third when Shane Shepard drove in Bobby Fulkerson with a single to give his team a 1-0 lead.
In the sixth, Casey Worden was the man to drive in the three runs, although only two counted as RBIs. Turner Buis started off the inning by reaching first on an error by Border Cats shortstop Andy Weber. Kyle Kasser followed him with a single, then Ryan Fitzpatrick loaded the bases with a walk. Casey Worden then came up and ripped a double to left that allowed Buis and Kasser to score, and Fitzpatrick to score on an error by the left fielder Shepard, making the score 3-1.
Aufderheide (W, 2-1) in total went eight innings, scoring one run on five hits while walking one and striking out five.
Brandon Langan (L, 2-8) had been cruising up until the sixth, and finished after seven innings allowing only one earned run and three unearned on five hits walking three and striking out five.
In the ninth, Ian Clark came in and gave up a hit but nothing more, to get his first save of the year.
The Honkers are back at home for their second to last home game of the season as they play the St. Cloud Rox (19-11, 43-22) at 7:05 tomorrow night at Mayo Field.