Honkers drop sixth straight at home

Honkers third baseman Devin Thaut bare-hands a ground ball on a hop and makes an off-balance throw to first for the out as the Honkers hosted Brainerd on Wednesday night at Mayo Field in Rochester. Thaut is from Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Rochester Honkers have tended to bring out the best in their opponents in this Northwoods League college baseball season and it happened again Tuesday night at Mayo Field.

The weak-hitting Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers had an unlikely power surge that kept the Honkers in a late-season tailspin, with three home runs and 18 total hits in an 8-1 win before a crowd of 937.

It was the sixth straight loss at home for the Honkers, and the team's ninth loss in the last 10 games.

It also dropped Rochester's home record to 15-19 and ensured that the Honkers will have a losing record at home for the first time in the team's 18-year history. Two home games remain, tonight and Friday night against Brainerd.

Read the Post-Bulletin print edition on Thursday for the complete Honkers story and box score.

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