Honkers Outburst in Game 2 and Win Big 15-2 Behind Huge Day from Kendall Yackley and Tanner Hardy

It was a great bounce back for the Honkers, as they were able to get the offensive outburst that they were hoping for in game two of the doubleheader. The Honkers exploded for 15 runs in the game, plating 3 quick runs in the first. This came from a Connor King single that scored Tanner Hardy, an RBI single by Kendall Yackley, and an RBI single from brother Jaden Yackley. This just got the ball rolling, and then in the fourth, Tanner Hardy drove in two with a two run double. The runs kept coming in the fifth inning when Kendall Yackley got the pitch that he was looking for and drove it over the fence for a home run. Then another single by Braydon Torres-Moore expanded the score to 8-0. Then all hell broke loose in the seventh inning when Benjamin David got the inning going by drawing a bases clearing walk and then Jesse Bechtold followed with another bases loaded walk. Then Tanner Hardy followed with an RBI single to keep the train moving, and then Connor King broke the inning open with a two run double. Then Kendall Yackley kept the inning moving with an RBI single of his own, and Cameron Padron had an RBI ground out that finally ended the inning. This seven run inning was the biggest output in one inning the entire year for the Honkers and was the 15 runs on the game was the biggest output thus far.

Slugger Kendal Yackley continues to rake this year, and has raised his conference play average to .417 paces the team and his three home runs also lead the team. Tanner Hardy was another standout, as his average has climbed to .429 in league play and has shown his ability to hit with power, hit for average, and run the bases very effectively while playing a solid outfield. The Honker offense has continued to get solid production from these two and it showed off in these games today.

On the pitching side of the ball,  Dominic Miller turned in a great start with five solid innings, and only giving up 3 hits and one earned run. He also struck out four and was able to be very effective early on. The rest of the relief core was excellent for the Honkers, producing four scoreless innings, striking out six and only givng up two hits.

The Honkers ended the doubleheader on an great note and they look to keep it going against the Everett Merchants.


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