Honkers Go 0-3 Over Weekend
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A potentially momentum-swinging win on Wednesday did not translate to a big winning streak as the Honkers (5-14) have now lost four straight, with three straight this weekend, to go 1-4 on their five game home stand.
On Friday the Honkers dropped their second straight to Duluth Huskies (9-11) losing 9-3, lost 8-3 to the Wilmar Stingers (9-10) yesterday and then lost again to Wilmar 11-3 this afternoon.
The running themes throughout the season were behind these losses, with poor defense, eight total errors this weekend, and poor pitching causing their winless weekend. Another running theme, 1st inning runs, continued as the Honkers allowed first inning runs in every game making it 15 of 18 on the year.
The Honkers had the best opportunity to win on Friday. After getting down 2-0 early but they were able to tie it at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth by scoring two on Joey Czarske's two-run home run.
However the bullpen was unable to keep it close as Carter Lilly allowed one in the eighth inning then five runs in the ninth to bring it to the final score of 9-3.
On Saturday The Honkers got down to a 3-1 lead after the first, than 5-1 after after two, 6-1 after four and 8-1 after six. The Honkers added two more in the bottom of the sixth but that was it.
This afternoon the Honkers shut out the Stingers in seven of nine innings but in the two innings they allowed runs, the Stingers put up crooked numbers scoring four in the first and seven in sixth to run away with the victory.
Over the weekend Alex Fitchett and Mark Contreras continued to hit well with Contreras finishing the weekend with an average of .364 and Fitchett adding a third home run.
Also, two UC Riverside pitchers, Alex Fagalde, and Ricky Delgado, made their debut each pitching a scoreless inning on Saturday.
The Honkers are on the road tomorrow playing the Eau Claire Express (12-8) at 6:35 at Carson Park.