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Schultz to Return to Honkers Outfield in 2015

 

(Rochester, Minn)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that Alex Schultz, the Rochester Honkers 2014 Most Inspirational Player Award Winner, will return to the outfield in 2015.

Schultz, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound switch-hitting junior from the University of Nebraska Omaha, was initially brought on as a temporary player in 2014, but worked his way onto the team full-time after his temporary contract ran out.  Gone only five days from the team, Schultz finished the 2014 Honker season hitting .287 with nine doubles and 23 RBIs.  He was second overall in games played (60) and hits (64) and led the team in walks with 47.  Primarily and outfielder, Schultz showed his versatility by playing a solid first base to keep him in the lineup.

Schultz hit .302 with 43 runs scored and 23 RBIs as a sophomore at UNO.  He drew a Summit League leading 30 walks and ranked second in the conference in runs scored.  He earned Second-Team All-Summit honors on 2014, Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll (2012-2013, 2013-2014), Distinguished Scholars List (2013-2014) and League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence (2013-2014).

The Rochester Honkers 2015 schedule will be released very soon.  Season Tickets, Bonus Books, Suites and Patios are now available for the team’s 22nd season of calling Rochester home.  Call the Rochester Honkers Office at 507-289-1170 for more information.  The team is also looking for host families for the 2015 season, and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.

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The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com.