Honkers Just Fall to Merchants: Come up One Run Short

The Merchants started this one off by rattling a 6-0 lead over the Honkers. The Honkers wouldn’t show any sign of life until the 8th inning in which they put up 4 runs. The Honks topped that with another run in the 9th but was ultimately not enough as they fell to the Merchants 6-5.
Jordan Padilla drove in 2 runs for the Honkers finishing off a solid performance. Brock Bueno and Jaden Yackley both had good nights at the plate consisting of 2 hits and an RBI each. Paul Bryniarski also capped off an offensive night under the radar by recording a 3 hit game. Blaze Hastings started on the bump for the Honkers as he threw 5 innings and gave up 4 runs, although only 3 earned. The ball would then find Ben David who gave up 2 runs in 2 innings. Logan Coe was the last guy for the Honkers throwing another 2 scoreless innings.

Honkers Cruise to 7-1 Win vs Wallbangers Behind Nate Butcher’s Strong Performance

This game was all Honkers as they continued to score and never looked back. After taking a 1-0 lead early on, the Honkers would score 2 runs in each of the 6th, 7th, and 8th inning to take a 7-1 lead into the 9th in which they would sustain.
Nate Butcher got the start against the Wallbangers and he would deliver. Butcher would throw 6 scoreless innings and striking out 7 to give himself the win. Evan Mckay finished off the strong start from Butcher as Mckay threw 3 innings while only giving up 1 run. Brock Bueno led the way for the Honkers at the plate by recording 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Cameron Padron and Paul Bryniarski would also show up at the plate as Padron drove in 2 and Bryniarksi knocked 2 hits while also getting an RBI.

Honkers Blow Lead in the 9th: Fall to Studs 5-3

The Studs first struck in this one as they would take a 1-0 lead in the top of the 3rd. The lead would be overcome by the Honkers though as they managed to take a 3-1 lead of their own after 6 innings. The Studs would score 1 run in the 8th to give way to the 9th as the Honkers had a 3-2 lead. The lead would not be sustained for the Honkers as the Studs scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th to stun the Honkers and ultimately take the win.
Josh Snider had himself a fine night at the plate by rattling off a 2 run homer in the 6th to give the Honkers their 3-1 lead. Brock Bueno and Jordan Padilla each ended up finishing with multi-hit games as Bueno also had an RBI. Austin Pasicka started the night for the Honkers as he finished with a good start. Pasicka threw 6 innings, giving up only 1 earned run, and striking out 4. Chaz Lopez would throw the next 3 innings although things wouldn’t go as well for him. Lopez gave up 1 run in the 8th and then ended up blowing the lead in the 9th by giving up 3 runs, although not all were earned.

Honkers Knock Off Dudes Twice in DH: Win G1 11-8, G2 7-5

Game 1 saw the bats come alive for the Honkers as they put up 11 runs on 15 hits. The Honkers quickly got out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st but the Dudes would answer right back by scoring 2. More offense would come for the Honkers as they would score 3 more, giving them a 7-2 lead. The Dudes, as they did earlier, didn’t let the lead get to them as they scored 6 to take the lead 8-7. While being down 8-7 after the 4th inning, the Honkers would break away in the top of the 7th scoring 4 unanswered to seal them the win.

The Honkers ended up having 4 guys finish with multi-hit games. Paul Bryniarski had himself a game as he drove in 3 runs for the Honks while also recording 3 hits. Kendall Yackley also did some damage as he drove in 4 runs for the Honks. Josh Snider would get the win as he threw all 7 innings, giving up 8 earned runs, striking out 4, and only walking 1.


Game 2 was another good game for the Honkers as they ended up taking a 7-5 win. The game was scoreless after 2 until the 3rd inning saw the Honks score 6 runs to take the lead. The Dudes scored 5 the rest of the game, but that wasn’t enough to pass the Honkers while the Honkers put up another run in the top of the 7th to close the game.

The bats for the Honks were very spread out in this one as 5 different players each had an RBI. Cameron Padron and Zach Zurbrugg both drove in 2 runs combining to drive in the majority of the Honker’s runs on the game. Jaden Yackley got the start in this game as he threw 4 innings, gave up 4 earned runs, walked 5, while ultimately getting the win. Marcus Notebook got a 3-inning save and only gave up 1 run.



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Honkers Drop Game Against Merchants 6-4: Brock Bueno Continues to Rake

The game at Everett Memorial Stadium was a close one against the first place Everett Merchants, whom the Honkers were looking to inch a game closer in the standings with a win. The Merchants ended up breaking a tie game up late to give them yet another win.

The game got its scoring started in the top of the second inning, where Paul Brynairski drove in Kendall Yackley with an RBI single, and then was followed Braydon Torre-Moore doubling down the line to score both Josh Snider and Paul Bryniarski to put the Honkers on top 3-0 early. But the Merchants don’t go down easy, and responded fairly quickly with runs of their own in the bottom of the third, where they loaded the bases and got a bases clearing double. With another run in that inning the Merchants now had the lead at 4-3, and it stood this way until the sixth inning, where Chaz Lopez grounded into a fielders choice with the bases loaded to tie the Honkers with the Merchants at four. The Merchants then put up three hits, and two runs on some clutch doubles to put them up 6-4 late in the eight inning. The Honkers reliever Evan Mckay was effective all night and was able to limit the damage with runners on base all game, but couldn’t escape that jam. The game then saw one more ups for the Honkers, but they went down in order to end the game.

The Honkers couldn’t get this one against the Merchants, but Brock Bueno still turned in an outstanding performance. Brock has continued to show why he is one of the best pure hitter on the team, as he once again went 2-3 out of the leadoff spot. He also walked twice, so was on base for a total of four times, making him a threat for the Merchants the entire game. Bueno continues to be the ideal leadoff man for head coach Martin Lawrence, as he knows that he can count on Brock out of that spot to always get on base.

The Honkers get day off before a doubleheader again the Redmond Dudes.


Honkers Split DH Again: Win G1 10-2 Behind Yackley Bros, Drop G2 7-4

It was another split for the Honkers today as they again came out strong in the first game of this doubleheader, winning by a score of 10-2 and crushing the ball, and then the coin flipped and they fell in game two. I think the Honkers should go into every game with the mentality of game one of a doubleheader, and they would win every single game.

Game one of the day got off to a good start for the Wallbangers as they were able to put one across in the first inning. This lead didn’t hold for very long and it turned out to be their only lead of the game. The Honkers scored right after in the second inning, courtesy of a Zach Zurbrugg sacrifice fly to knot the game at one apiece. Then the offenses went quiet for a while before an explosion from the Honkers in the fifth inning. The inning started off with a hit from Ben David and then got into scoring position where Brock Bueno drove him in with an RBI single. This was followed by Cameron Padron reaching and then Logan Coe knocking one into the outfield for an RBI single that drove in Bueno. This was followed by the Honkers loading the bases for Jaden Yackley, who yet again proved to be clutch driving in two with a two run single. It didn’t stop there as the next man up, Zach Zurbrugg drove in Lopez with an RBI single, making it 6-1. Then another wild pitch scoring a runner from third finished off the Honkers six run outburst. Theny then added a couple more runs in the later innings, but weren’t gong to relinquish that lead after a huge inning like that. Starter Kendall Yackley, who usually is the starting shortstop made a great start today, as he turned in six innings of work, struck out four and only gave up one earned run. The Honkers may want to use Yackley more in these pitching situation as he proved to be fooling Wallbanger hitters all day, and even though the HOnkers needed a pitcher to throw after multiple doubleheaders, Yackley once again performed well.

Game two was a much closer game than the first one, as the Honkers who were once down at 7-1 in the seventh inning put together a late rally that came up short. The Honkers found themselves down 3-1 after the first inning and couldn’t get much going offensively after first inning run. They found themselves down 7-1 after start Josh Collet was only able to get through four innings, and Chaz Lopez wasn’t very effective in his two inning stretch, surrendering two runs in two innings of work. The pitching would settle down in the later innings however, and that was where the Honkers got back into the game with a two run double from Paul Bryniarski. The rally wasn’t enough however, and this resulted in another doubleheader split. They look to try and beat the Everett Merchants tomorrow night, as they are finally over with these weekday doubleheaders.


Honkers Split Doubleheader: Win G1 4-0 Behind Blaze Hasting, Drop G2 8-2

The Honkers looked to take one from the Seattle Studs, who they had previously met in the Kamloops International Tournament. It was a doubleheader of two sides, as the Honkers dominated game one and the Studs dominated the second game.

Game one was a game that featured utter dominance by the entire team, and was one of the most complete games the Honkers have played thus far. They not only hit the ball, they were clutch with two outs, and got a stellar pitching performance from Blaze Hastings. The top five batters for the Honkers had contributed with hits, and four of the top five had multi hit games. From the two hole, Jaden Yackley contributed with a two run homer, and raised his season batting average to .314. He has been a pleasant surprise for the Honkers and is taking advantage of the chances that he has been getting lately with a lot of the Honkers sidelined with injuries. Peter Dudinakis broke out of his slump with a 3-3 day at the plate, including a walk and an RBI. The offensive outburst however, came from Josh Snider, who collected in a hit in all of his at bats, going 4-4 with a double and RBI. He was crushing the ball, and raised his season average up to .286. The Honkers put the ball in play early, and in a seven inning game were able to outpace the Studs 14 to 2 in hits, and overall, just outhit them in the game. But starting pitcher Blaze Hasting made his contributions known with his best start of the year. Blaze threw a complete game shutout in the shortened seven inning game, as he struck out five to only three walks. He was able to get the Studs to put the ball in play and that resulted in lots of ground outs right to Honker infielders. He only surrendered two hits and the Honkers didn’t commit any errors in one of the cleanest game the Honkers had played all year, and wanting to take that into the second game fo the double header.

The second game was a different story however. The first inning was almost impossible for the Honkers to escape, as it featured six runs by the Studs, including batting around and six hits in the inning. Starter Nate Butcher was frustrated early but he stuck with it and was actually able to go another five innings, only giving up two runs in that span with two hits. Nate found his groove a little later on, but that first inning proved to be too much for the Honkers, as they felt they were down to early. The Honkers didn’t get much offensively either, as they only had four hits, and two of them coming from the leadoff man Brock Bueno.

Overall, the day was very split, but the Honkers are happy to split with the Studs and stay close to them within the standings. The Honkers have a doubleheader next against the Seattle Wallbangers, a team they have owned so far this season.