Honkers Sign Sam Houston State Pitcher
(Rochester, Minn)– The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of Seth Holbert, a right-handed pitcher from Sam Houston State.
Holbert is a 6-foot-1, 170 red-shirt freshman from College Station, Texas. Currently he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. Holbert has made six relief appearances so far, pitching 9.0 innings, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 6. He earned his win on Feb. 23, pitching 2.0 shutout innings versus Dallas Baptist in the 4-1 victory.
Holbert graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 2012 where he as an All-State and All-District 12-5A pitcher. He led his team to a district title in which his squad was ranked as high as No. 2 in the Texas Class 5A. He was named his team’s “Pitcher of the Year.”
The Rochester Honkers 21st season begins on May 27th when the Waterloo Bucks prance into Mayo Field for a 7:05pm first pitch. The Honkers will play 72 games in 2014 (36 home, 36 away). Season Tickets, Bonus Books, Suites and Patios are now available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information. The Honkers are also looking for host families for the 2014 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.
The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com.