Doubleheader Against Thunder Bay Canceled Due to Unplayable Field Conditions
(Rochester, Minn.) – Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Thunder Bay Border Cats at Mayo Field has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. The Honkers led 5-0 entering the top of the fourth inning of game one when the one-hour-and-seven-minute rain delay began. The statistics from game one will not count toward the season totals.
The Honkers head on their last road trip of the season to take on the Duluth Huskies on Thursday, August 10. First pitch from Wade Stadium will be at 6:35 p.m. Kenyon Yovan (Oregon) is scheduled to pitch for the Honkers. Yovan is 0-1 this season with a 3.20 ERA in 19.2 innings.
The next home game will be on Saturday, August 12, against the Mankato MoonDogs. It will be a Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by Kerry and ABC 6 News. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.