Published On: April 24th, 2012
(Rochester, MN)—The Honkers have officially added another pitcher to their 2012 roster.  Anthony Banda, a freshman left-handed pitcher from San Jacinto College, is the final permanent left-handed pitching addition to this summer’s Rochester staff.
Banda, a 6’3”, 185-pound Sinton, Texas native is enjoying a solid season so far this spring for the San Jac Gators. The young southpaw is 6-1 in ten starts with a low 2.10 ERA.  Banda currently holds an 8.41 strikeouts per game ratio. 
Banda’s last start on the mound was on April 21st against Galveston College.  The freshman lefty pitched five innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits and four strikeouts to pick up his sixth win of the season.
Banda, who was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 33rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft, was voted by Texas sports writers as an honorable mention on the Texas 3A All-State baseball team.  Banda was also named the 2011 District 30 Senior of the Year.
Opening day for the 2012 Rochester Honkers is on May 30 when the Honkers travel to Waterloo, IA to take on the Waterloo Bucks.  The home opener is Thursday, May 31st against the same Waterloo Bucks.  Game time is 7:05PM.  Season Tickets, Bonus Books, Suites and Patios are now on sale for the 2012 season.  Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information.

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