Published On: March 24th, 2015

Honkers Boost Temporary Roster with Signing of Defiance College Shortstop

(Rochester, Minn.) The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing infielder Ryan Kohlhofer from Defiance College in Ohio.

Kohlhofer is a 5-foot-6, 160-pound junior infielder from Walbridge, Ohio.  He is currently hitting .250 with two doubles, 5 RBI’s and a perfect four-four in stolen bases.  Kohlhofer has started every game at shortstop and is the team’s leadoff batter. He is one of five players to have started all 11 games so far.

As a sophomore, Kohlhofer started 38 games, hitting .272 with nine doubles and 20 RBIs.  He was eight of 11 in stolen bases while posting a .909 fielding percentage.  His freshman season saw him start 32 of the 34 games he played in.

A graduate of Lake High School in Walbridge, Ohio, Kohlhofer earned three varsity letters in baseball, was a two-time All-Wood County selection and a two-time All-Suburban League performer.

Temporary players are guaranteed 10 days with the team with a maximum stay of the end of the first half, depending on roster size.

The Rochester Honkers 22nd season begins on May 26th when the Mankato MoonDogs bark into Mayo Field for a 7:05pm first pitch.  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 2015 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 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit

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