Honkers Win Second Straight, Sweep La Crosse
The Honkers (2-3) played their best game so far this season, as they took the second game of their two-game series with La Crosse (2-4) 9-3 at Mayo Field.
The success the Honkers had on the diamond today started, for the first time this season, with a quality start from Clayton McGuinness (W, 1-0), a freshman from Wichita State. McGuinness went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out six Loggers and only walking one. After giving up two runs in the first inning, McGuinness went on to pitch five scoreless innings before giving way to the Honkers bullpen.
In the bottom of the first, the Honkers put three on the board to take an early lead they would never relinquish. Miles Lewis once again was an offensive catalyst as he drove in the first run of the game. Lewis then stole second and on an error from opposing catcher, Luis Trevino, both he and Christopher Scalisi scored.
The Loggers starter Connor Wollersheim was done after that one inning, as Graham Spraker game in to pitch the next 4.2 innings.
In the fourth, fifth, and sixth, the Honkers scored a combined six runs putting the game out of reach. In those innings, Joey Czarske hit his first home run of the year, a three-run blast in the fifth, and Alex Fitchett did the same, this time a two-run blast in the sixth.
In total the Honkers scored nine runs on 12 hits with no errors to get a game below .500
Next up the Honkers play the Waterloo Bucks (3-2) at Mayo Field tomorrow at 7:05.