Rochester, MN (Rochesterhonkers.com) The Rochester Honkers and the Waterloo Bucks’ game is suspended with the Honkers leading the Bucks 6-2 in the top of the fifth. The game will be finished on July 13 at Mayo Field. The game will be added to both teams’ second-half record.

Mayo Field
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The Honkers took the lead in the first inning, when Casey Worden (UC Riverside) hit a RBI double to score Alex Fitchett (Hawaii) to give the Honkers a 1-0 lead. The Bucks came right back in the second; Zach Weatherford (Wright State) hit a two-run home run to take a 2-1 lead.

Worden hit an RBI single in third to score two runs, to give the Honkers a 3-2 lead. Drew Ellis then launched a three-run home run in the fourth to stretch the Honkers’ lead to 6-2.

Isaac Friesen (Hawaii) got the start for the Honkers; he pitched four innings, allowed two runs on four this, walked one and struck out one.

Patrick Boyle (Missouri Baptist) got the start for the Bucks; he pitched three innings, allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on three hits, walked two and struck out four.

Worden went 2 for 3 with two RBI, while Ellis went 1 for 2 with three RBI and a run scored to pace the Honkers’ offense. Weatherford went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI and a run scored to lead the Bucks.

The Honkers will go to Willmar to battle the Stingers on Wednesday and Thursday. Both games are set for 7:05 p.m. The Honkers are back at home Friday to battle the St. Cloud Rox for American Dairy Association Night! It is the 22nd annual Cow Milking Contest, first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6!  Saturday, the Honkers will play the same Rox team on Bark in the Park night at Mayo Field presented by Leashes and Leads! Bring your Dog on a leash and you both get a general admission ticket for free! First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and gates open at 6:00!