Honkers Drop First Game from Pippens 8-6; Paul Bryniarski Player of the Game

The Honkers dropped the first one of two against the Yakima Valley Pippens on Wednesday night. It was another fun offensive showing for the Honkers, as they collected nine hits over the course of the game and got great production from the entire lineup. This game saw a lot of scoring throughout the entire game, as there were runs scored in almost every inning aside form the seventh and the eight inning. Paul Bryniarski got the scoring started for the Honkers in the second inning with an RBI single that scored Josh Snider. They got another run back in the fifth inning when Jordan Padilla brought home Braydon Torres-Moore on an RBI groundout to first. Then, in the top of the sixth, it was the nine hole hitter Paul Bryniarski again who drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game at three. They were not able to bring any more of those runs in the inning however. Then, after a five run inning for the Pippens in the bottom of the sixth, the Honkers mounted a comeback in the ninth, when Brock Bueno drove in Paul Bryniarski with a bases loaded single in the ninth inning. Then the Honkers kept the line moving with a clutch two run single from Chaz Lopez that brought in Jordan Padilla and Connor King and brought the game to within two runs. Sadly, the Honkers could not complete the comeback.

On the pitching side of the ball, the Honkers got a good performance from Dominic Miller, who only gave up two earned runs in five innings, however his walks were up and strikeouts were down, but was still able to get out of a lot of jams throughout the game. Reliever Warren Utschinski wasn’t able to do much in relief, as he was charged with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Then, reliever Benjamin David held the Pippens off through the last two innings.

The Honkers look to get one back against the Pippens tomorrow night.


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