Rochester, MN ( - The Rochester Honkers broke their five game losing streak on Sunday, topping the Waterloo Bucks 3-2 in Rochester. Josh Pigg (Hawaii) earned the win in a quality start, going six innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Jake Sparger (Louisville) was credited with the save.  

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The Honkers committed errors in Waterloo’s first three at-bats to start the game, allowing the Bucks to score one unearned and load the bases. Alex Schultz (Nebraska-Omaha) got Rochester out of the bind though, catching a fly ball in center for out number two and gunning down a runner at home for the 8-2 double play and keeping the deficit at 1-0.

There would be three runners thrown out by Honker outfielders in the game, two by Schultz and one by rightfielder Matt Fiedler (Minnesota).

With the win, the Honkers tied up the standings for the Scheels Highway 63 Cup a 2-2 with the win.

The win also helped the Honkers push for the playoffs. At 11-13 in the second half, they sit in sixth in the division. For the season overall, Rochester is 31-27 and hold a two game advantage over the Bucks for what is currently the final at large berth in the North division.

The Honkers next home game will be Wednesday, July 29th at 7:05 p.m. It will be the second half of a split double header with Waterloo. It will be Super Hero Night. Come to the game dressed as your favorite Super Hero and get free general admission.