Honkers’ Fall To Waterloo 8-6
Rochester, MN (Rochesterhonkers.com) - The Rochester Honkers fell to the Waterloo Bucks 8-6 in Waterloo Saturday night. Matt Walker (UCLA) was given the loss after going 1.1 innings and giving up seven runs in his third start of the season.
Trailing 8-1, the Honkers began a comeback in the sixth.
Scott Schreiber (Nebraska) would drive in two with a single, then in the seventh, the Honkers scored again.
Entering the ninth inning trailing 8-5, the Honkers were in need of some heroics, and nearly got it. Miles Mastrobuoni scored a third time, this one on a double from Matt Fiedler (Minnesota) to make it 8-6. The Honkers would then get runners on first and second with one out, and Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN) would come in to pinch hit. The 2015 NWL Home Run Champ went down swinging though, and Sam Hall (Dixie State) would follow suit to end the game.
The Bucks now lead the 2015 Scheels Highway 63 Cup standings 2-1 with five games remaining on the schedule between Rochester and Waterloo.
The Honkers are now 10-13 in the second half, 6.5 games back of the division leading St. Cloud Rox. For the season, the Honkers are 30-27 and sit in fourth place in the North division, one game ahead of Waterloo.
The Honkers and Bucks play today (Sunday) at 1:05 at Mayo Field. It will be Bolder Options Day, presented by Perkins, Olmsted National Bank, Manpower & ABC 6 News. There will be a Silent Auction of game worn jerseys to benefit Bolder Options. It will also be the fourth annual MN Renaissance Festival Day, and a Perkins Kids Club Day.