Rochester, MN ( – The Rochester Honkers fell to the Duluth Huskies, 4-3 at Mayo Field Thursday night. The Huskies scored three runs in the top of the ninth to steal the game.

In the ninth, Carter Hanford (Jeff Co) hit a single to pull the Huskies within one, then Matt Brown (Jeff Co) hit a two-run home run to give the Huskies the 4-3 win.

Houston Glad (NE Oklahoma JC) got the start for the Honkers; he pitched seven innings, allowed five hits, one run, walked one and struck out four. Sam Bjorngjeld (0-1) (Tulane) received the loss for the Honkers; he pitched two innings, allowed three hits, three runs and struck out one.

Former Miinnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Tapani's son, Ryan Tapani (Creighton) got the start for the Huskies; he pitched five innings, allowed one run on five hits, walked three and struck out two. Payton Robinson (2-0) (Southeastern Louisiana) got the win for Duluth. He went three innings, allowing no runs and struck out four.

With the loss, the Honkers fall to 5-11, and the Huskies move to 8-9.
The Honkers will be back at Mayo Field tonight to take on the same Duluth Huskies. It is First Responders Night at Mayo Field, where all first responders who show their first responders ID Badge will receive a free general admission ticket! First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.