Honkers Lose 8-5 to Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- The Honkers (5-17) jumped out to a 4-0 lead but an eight-run third led to the Honkers seventh straight loss, ultimately losing 8-5 to the Battle Creek Bombers (13-12).
In the first inning, the Honkers put their first run on the board due to Jackson Thoreson's sac fly that drove in Turner Buis. During Joey Czarske's at-bat, Drew Ellis stole second, and after an error by the catcher Jacob Blunt, it allowed Kyle Kasser to score from third to make the score 2-0. Ellis was then driven in by the following batter, Chase Lambert on an RBI single to make the score 3-0. The Final run of the inning was driven in by Jacob Thomas who doubled in Lambert to make it a 4-0 score.
On the mound for the Honkers, Houston Glad pitched two scoreless innings and looked as if he was going to have another good start for the Honkers until he was unable to stop the Bombers defense, giving up eight earned runs.
Glad was able to get two outs in the inning after walking two, after the second out of the innings Glad went on to give up a total of 6 hits in the inning with the biggest being a two-run double by Jacob Blunt to make it 7-4. Blunt was the driven in by Alejandro Gomez to make the score 8-4.
In the eighth the Honkers tacked one on the board but were unable to add any more being held scoreless in the ninth.
The Honkers got great performances from the bullpen however getting five no-hit innings from four different pitchers. Jackson Rose allowed two baserunners in his two innings on walks but struck out one. Hunter Van Horn allowed the one other baserunner for the Bombers for the game in a walk as well. Following Van Horn, Ricky Delgado pitched a perfect seventh by striking out the side and Bayley Chesterton also pitched a perfect eighth.
The Honkers play again tomorrow night in their second straight outing at C.O. Brown Stadium, as the Honkers and Bombers face off at 7:05 with the Honkers looking to end their seven-game losing streak.