Honkers Lose 50th game, 9-1 to Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Rochester Honkers (13-22, 20-50) became the first Northwoods League to lose 50 games, as they lost 9-1 to the Duluth Huskies (11-23, 29-41) in a rain shortened six inning game.
Honkers starter Erik Cha went out with a very poor performance giving up five runs in his lone inning of work.
The Huskies were able to start the scoring early after an RBI single from Dillon Paulson drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single. After Jake Pries' fly out to right, Austin Bernard drove in the second run of the game with another single, Carter Hanford followed Bernard with another RBI single of his own. Bart In Den Kleef, struck out for the second out of the inning, but following the strike out, Casey Moses hit an RBI single to make it 4-0 , and Brendan McClary hit the fifth RBI single of the inning, giving his team 5-0 lead.
The Honkers scored their lone run in the top of the second when Josh Davis drove in Joey Czarske with an RBI single to make it a 5-1 game.
After a scoreless bottom of the second, the game was delayed 90 minutes due to rain that would eventually cause the game to be called after six innings. However, prior to that point, the Huskies would score some more runs.
In the fourth, scored an unearned run off of Bayley Chesterton, but in the fifth they added three earned runs to make it a 9-1 game. The Huskies scored their seventh run on Paulson's lead-off home run, then scored their final two runs on a two-run triple from Casey Moses to make it a 9-1 score.
The Honkers were shut down over the final four innings, by Marcus Fredrickson (2-1), going four innings, giving up only two hits, two walks, and no runs, while striking out seven runs.
The Honkers play in La Crosse tomorrow night at 6:05 for their second to last game of the year.