St Cloud, MN – The Rochester Honkers fell to the St. Cloud Rox 8-4 Friday in St. Cloud.

The Rox scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to help them earn the win.

The Honkers' Troy Traxler (Minnesota) hit a 2-RBI single that scored Christopher Scalisi (Redlands) and Jed Sprague (Nevada). Miles Lewis (North Dakota) singled home Bryce Marquardt (Bethel University) to cut the Rox lead to 8-3. Lewis then scored on a single from Alex Fitchett (Hawaii), and the Rox’s lead was now 8-4. But, the Rox were able to get out of the inning with on a double play, and shut down the Honkers late-inning threat.

Taxler paced the Honkers offense, going 1 for 3 with two RBI. With the loss, the Honkers fall to 4-7, while the Rox move to 6-5.

The Honkers play in St. Cloud Saturday night.