Honkers score game-winner in bottom of the ninth

It was the third straight win for the Rochester Honkers as they beat the Waterloo Bucks 9-8.

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The Rochester Honkers won for the third straight time on Wednesday, beating the Waterloo Bucks 9-8 in Northwoods League action as they scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning at Mayo Field.

The Honkers had built a 7-1 lead in the second inning. But the Bucks bounced back with four runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh.

It was a huge game for Alex Pimentel. The Rochester center fielder had two hits, one of them a home run and drove in five runs. Nico Regino went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Colby Wilkerson, Theo Hardy and Tyler White had two hits apiece.

The Honkers used six pitchers. Jakob Guardado got the start and lasted 4 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs, five of them earned.

The Honkers are now 10-12 overall and play at Eau Claire at 7 p.m. Thursday.


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