Honkers Get First Win of 2016
La Crosse, WI – The Rochester Honkers scored three runs in first and third innings to help push them to a 9-6 win over the La Crosse Loggers Saturday night.
The first three Honkers got on base and scored Saturday. Bryce Marquardt (Bethel University) reached on an error, and scored on a wild pitch. Christopher Scalisi (Redlands) singled up the middle, and Miles Lewis (North Dakota) singled home Scalisi later that inning.
With the Honkers leading 3-1 in the second inning, the Loggers scored two runs on a single from Casey Danley (Illinois Central CC).
Rochester took the lead back in the third after Brett Harrison (North Dakota) doubled home Alex Fitchett (Hawaii) and Joey Czarske (Cal State Northridge). Houston Glad (NE Oklahoma JC) then singled home Harrison to give the Honkers a 6-3 lead.
The Loggers cut the Honkers’ lead to one in the bottom of the third when Luke Farley hit a 2-RBI single. But, the Honkers extended their lead when Lewis scored on a wild pitch, making the score 7-5 in the Honkers favor.
The Loggers cut the lead back down to one in the seventh, but Glad came in relief and shut down the La Crosse rally. The Honkers added on two insurance runs in the eighth, taking advantage of two Loggers errors
Jesse Ellefson (1-0) (Montevallo) came in for starter David Worrell (Corpus Christi) to get the win. Worrell went four innings, gave up three hits, four earned runs, walked five and struck out two. Ellefson went 2.2 innings, gave up one earned run and struck out one. Glad got the save (1) working 2.1 innings.
Jared Liebelt (0-1) got the start for the Honkers, earning the loss, and went four innings, gave up seven hits, six earned runs and struck out three. Nick Raquet (William Mary)
Marquardt and Lewis led the Honkers offense, with Marquardt going 2 for 5 with a run scored. Lewis went 1 for 3 with an RBI and three runs scored.
The Honkers next home game will be against the La Crosse Loggers, Sunday with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m.
(information from Rochester Honkers)