Rochester hit the road late Thursday night with a Northwoods League series victory.
The Honkers scored early and often on their way to a 14-4, 3 1/2 hour victory over the Larks at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. After losing the first game of the series on Wednesday, the Honkers outscored Bismarck 28-7 in the final three games.
The Larks, who play at Mankato on Friday night, fell to 10-8 on the season. Since starting 6-0, Bismarck is 4-8.
The Honkers scored at least one run in each of the first five innings topped by a six-run top of the fourth. Rochester’s 3-4 hitters started the six-run uprising with some thunder. Tristan Peterson singled to start it and catcher Ryan Wrobleski followed with a two-run homer to left, giving Rochester a 7-2 lead. They tacked on four more in the frame for a commanding 11-2 advantage.
The Larks scored two runs in the bottom of the third. Cooper Bowman and Ronnie McBride singled to start the rally. Later, Bowman scored on a sac-fly to center by Gavin Rogers. McBride eventually crossed home on a wild pitch.
In the fifth, Bowman walked to lead off the inning. One out later, Wyatt Ulrich also reached on four bad ones. With two outs, Jacob Rogers made the free passes hurt with a two-run single to left.
Bowman walked twice, singled and scored two runs for the Larks, who were outhit 14-7.
Wrobleski went 4-for-5 to top Rochester. He knocked in four and scored twice.