Honkers take 3rd in Tri-Cities

The Northwest Honkers dropped a game going 3-1 in round robin play causing them to not advance to the Championship game on Memorial Day weekend despite outscoring their opponents 51-5.

In game one the Honkers defeated the Seattle Reds 18-0 at Southridge HS in Kennewick, WA. Honkers short stop Brandon Dormaier and designated hitter Tyler Cherin each had a double in the game with several players with RIBs led by catcher Casey Fithian with four. Honkers Jason Salers got the win pitching three innings followed by Oliver Wange and Tanner Braun each with one inning giving up no hits.

In game two the Honkers defeated the Slow Rollers 18-0 at Southridge HS. Honkers Cherin had a triple in the game and third baseman Eric Peterson had a double. Cherin also batted in four followed by third baseman Josh Fitch with three. Honkers Bobby Wassmann got the win pitching four innings and only giving up one hit with Honkers Bobby Jackson finishing the game.

The Honkers struggled to get their bats going compiling only five hits compared to the 18 and 15 hits of the previous two games dropping game three to the Brewers 4-3. The Honkers fought back in the bottom of the seventh with the tying run on second the Brewers made a catch down the third base line to end the game. Honkers Andrew Cherin had a double in the game. Justin Ansdell started the game pitching four innings with Salers in relief for the loss and Wange to close the game.

In game four the Honkers were able to turn it around and the bats were alive again defeating the Tri-Cities Atoms 12-1. Tyler Cherin had a triple and double in the game along with Andrew Cherin, Fitch and second baseman Jordan Padilla with doubles as well. Honkers J.D. Scholten got the win pitching five innings giving up only two hits with Dalton Gervais pitching one inning to close the game.

The Honkers next game is Thursday, May 29th at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, WA at 7:00PM. Gate is $3/person with children under 10 free. Also don’t forget to get your raffle tickets at the front gate for  your chance to win! HONK HONK!!

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