Honkers Offense Stymied by Loggers in 2-0 Loss
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Despite a near quality start from David Worrell (L, 1-6), the Honkers (13-23, 20-51) were unable to get anything going offensively to support him as they were shut down by Loggers (20-14, 37-33) starter Nick Raquet (W, 4-4) in a 2-0 loss.
The Honkers only had five hits, and struck out 10 times as Raquet threw eight shutout innings, before giving way to Mark Nowaczewski in the ninth.
Worrell started off the game very well pitching three perfect innings but things quickly turned in the bottom of the fourth, when Mason McCoy led off the inning with his eighth home run of the year. Following that Cullen Large reached on a fielder's choice and after Grant Fennell's single, stole third and then scored on an error by catcher Jackson Thoreson to give his team a 2-0 lead.
That would be all the damage inflicted on Worrell as he got one out in the sixth before being relieved by Lance Berringer with a runner on first. Berringer got the next two outs quickly before pitching a scoreless seventh.
On the day, Worrell went 5.1 innings giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk, while striking out four.
For the eighth Ian Clark came in and walked Griffin Conine and gave up a hit to Cullen Large, but a great relay from Turner Buis and Josh Hauser, nailed Conine at the plate to keep it a 2-0 game.
In the ninth, Nowaczewski allowed a one-out single to Casey Worden, but he quickly retired Joey Czarske on a flyout to right, and struck out Josh Davis to end the game.
The Honkers play their final game of the season tonight in La Crosse, as they take the field at 5:05 looking to end the season with a win.