Honkers Take Game One
Spencer Greer had no trouble with Thunder Bay after the first inning and the Honkers took game one 3-1.
In the top of the first, Thunder Bay center fielder Jacob Rolland walked after working a full count against Greer. After advancing to second base on a groundout, Robson scored the first run on a Nick Studer RBI single to right. Greer gave another full count walk and a base hit to load the bases before getting out of the inning with just a 1-0 deficit.
After the top of the first, both starters got a 1-2-3 inning. In the Honkers second, Jordan Smith led off with a fly ball down the left field line. A sliding Cory Kay did not make the catch, and Smith was at second with a double. Two batters later, Ryne Roper drove him in with a single to right to tie the game.
Greer gave up his third walk to lead off the third inning, the second walk to Jacob Robson. Robson then stole second. A couple pitches later, Robson was out at third attempting another steal. It remained 1-1 after three.
Reid Roper started things off for the Honkers in the fourth with a one-out single to right. Jordan Smith’s second hit of the night advanced Roper to third base. Jeff Campbell then hit a fly ball to center field deep enough for Roper to score the go-ahead run, 2-1.
Parker Guinn got the one-out hit in the fifth inning before advancing to third on a Tanner Buenting base hit up the middle. Alex Schultz hit the sacrifice fly to center to give the Honkers a 3-1 lead and Spencer Greer cruised the rest of the way to give Rochester the 3-1 win.
Spencer Greer picked up his fifth win of the season pitching seven innings of one-run ball. Greer gave up four hits and three walks while striking out two in the game.