Rochester, MN (Rochesterhonkers.com)Battle Creek scored eight runs in the third inning, giving them an 8-5 win over the Rochester Honkers Thursday night in Battle Creek.

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The Honkers scored four runs in the first inning; Jackson Thoreson (St. Mary’s) hit a sacrifice fly to put the Honkers on the board, and then Drew Ellis (Louisville) stole second base, allowing Kyle Kasser (Oregon) to score from third.

Later in the inning, Chase Lambert hit a single to score Ellis, and then Jacob Thomas (UC Davis) hit a double off the wall, giving the Honkers a 4-0 lead.

Daniel Patzlaff (Oregon) hit a double to score the first Bomber. Then, Daniel Jipping (Central Michigan) hit a double, making the score 4-2.

Christian Helsel (Penn State) hit the Bombers third double of the game, scoring two runs and tying the game, 4-4. Kevin Dupree (Middle Tennessee State) hit a single to score another run, and then Jacob Blunt (Clarke University) hit the fourth double of the inning, followed by a double by Alejandro Gomez (San Diego), making the score 8-4. Joey Czarske (Cal State Northridge) scored on a fielders choice in the eight, making the score 8-5.

Houston Glad (1-1) (NE Oklahoma JC) got the start for the Honkers and the lost; he pitched three innings, allowed eight runs on six hits, walked two and struck out one. Jackson Rose (Barton CC), Hunter Van Horn (Clemson), Ricky Delgado (UC Riverside), Bayley Chesterton (Riverside City College) pitched the final five innings and did not allow one run.

Czarske and Chase Lambert (Pepperdine) paced the Honkers offense; they each went 2 for 4, while Lambert added an RBI and Czarske scored a run.

With the loss, the Honkers fall to 5-16, while the Bombers move to 12-12. The Honkers and Bombers will play again tonight in Michigan, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m.