Honkers Win 7-6 after Game Called Due to Unplayable Weather Conditions
Mankato, MN -- Although the Honkers and MoonDogs were scheduled to play two yesterday they only got through 6 1/2 innings of one before both being called due to weather.
Both games were scheduled as seven inning affairs and the Honkers game out on top 7-6 when the game was called after a delay of about three hours.
The Honkers jumped out to an early lead in the first three innings scoring two in the first on two bases loaded walks to make the score 2-0. In the top of the third the Honkers added onto that lead with a Christopher Scalisi two-run double to make it 4-0.
However, in his second start of the year Spencer Johnson hit a rough patch in the bottom half of the third giving up four runs that tied the score.
In the top of the 6th, the Honkers took the lead with three runs to make the lead 7-4. The Honkers left fielder and lead-off man Bryce Marquardt drove in the first run with an RBI single. Following that, Miles Lewis drove in two with an RBI double to make it 7-4.
In the bottom half of the inning, Spencer Johnson gave up his fifth and sixth runs of the day. He was then relieved by Tanner Schumacher who retired the first and only batter he saw to hold on to the Honkers lead. On the day Johnson went 5.2 innings giving up five earned runs with three walks and five strikeouts.
The Honkers and MoonDogs will make up their cancelled game tomorrow in Rochester as they will play two games, the first, with the Honkers as the road team will be at 6:05 and the second a half hour after the conclusion of the first with the Honkers as the home team. According to the Honkers official website, Jackson Rose will be on the mound for the first game and Houston Glad will start the second.