Honkers Game Suspended Due to Curfew after 8 Innings
WATERLOO, IOWA -- After two lengthy rain delays at the start of the game and after three innings, the battle between the Waterloo Bucks (11-3) and the Rochester Honkers (4-10) was suspended due to curfew with a 3-2 score after 8 innings.
The game will be continued and finished on Monday, July 4th in Waterloo.
The Honkers were given a great start by Isaac Friesen who went 7.0 innings giving up five hits and two unearned runs while walking three and striking out one.
Friesen gave up his only two runs in the bottom of the third to make the score 2-0.
The Honkers were held scoreless through the first six innings of play with Steven Baker holding the Honkers scoreless on two hits and striking out three. In the sixth Derek Hendrickson kept the Honkers scoreless but he was unable to do the same in the seventh as the Honkers put two on the board.
Jackson Thoreson led off the inning with a single but was out at second on a fielder's choice with Joey Czarske safe at first. Czarske later scored on Jacob Thomas' RBI double. The next batter Keaton Weisz then drove in Thomas to tie the game at two.
In the bottom of the eighth, Jake Hand worked a walk to start the inning. Adam McGinnis then grounded into a fielder's choice. McGinnis was pinch-run for by Zac Sanders, who went on to steal second base then advanced to third on a walk. Sanders then scored when Zach Soria grounded out to short to give the Bucks a 3-2 lead.
After the final out of the eighth was recorded, the game was suspended by curfew.
The two teams will face off for an entirely different game tomorrow night at 7:05 at Mayo Field. Spencer Johnson is slated to toe the rubber for the Honkers.