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.


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