Ryan Dorney, Honkers

Ryan Dorney, Honkers

The Rochester Honkers' season-long offensive struggles continued on Monday as Thunder Bay came to Mayo Field and blanked Rochester 2-0. 

Ryan Dorney was the hard-luck losing pitcher for the Honkers, and he certainly deserved a better fate. He yielded just one run on two hits with six strikeouts over six innings.

But the Honkers couldn't solve Thunder Bay starting pitcher Tyler Hansen, who came into the game with a record of 0-3 but tossed six scoreless innings and yielded just four hits to get his first win of the season.

Honkers pitchers have yielded the fewest runs in the 22-team Northwoods League this season, but Rochester ranks 20th in runs scored. 

This was Thunder Bay's first win of the second half after five consecutive losses.

The Honkers (3-3 in the second half) are at St. Cloud on Tuesday.

Border Cats 2, Honkers 0

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Thunder Bay: Edmondson 1-for-2; Hernandez 1-for-4, HR; Larson 1-for-4, R; Soriano 1-for-3, RBI. Pitchers: Hansen (WP) 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K; Reid 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K; Cindric 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K; Kern (S) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K.

Rochester: Berkey 2-for-4; Armstrong 1-for-3; Zalesky 1-for-2, 2B; Webb 1-for-4, 2B; Allen 1-for-3; Tosti 1-for-4. Pitchers: Dorney (LP) 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K; Rodriguez 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K; Allen 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K. 

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Eric is the Post Bulletin outdoors editor and also is a sports reporter and columnist. He has a master's degree in American literature from the University of Kentucky and began working at the Post Bulletin in 2000. He’s an avid hunter and angler.