Honkers Add Two More Pitchers to Roster


(Rochester, Minn.) The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of right-handed pitchers Spencer Johnson of Wayne State (Neb.) and David Worrell of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, for the 2016 Northwoods League season.

Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore from Centennial, Colo., who spent his first collegiate career at Northern Colorado.  Johnson is currently 0-2 with a 6.98 ERA.  He’s made six total appearances, three of which are starts, pitching 19.1 innings, allowing 12 walks and striking out 17.

Worrell is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound freshman from Helotes, Texas.  He is currently 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA.  Worrell has started five games on the season, making eight total appearances, collecting 20 strikeouts and walking only eight.  He is third overall on the team in innings pitched with 29.1 and one of six freshmen to see mound action this season.  His last outing was Wednesday, April 4th, when he pitched 1.1 innings of mid-relief, striking out 2 and allowing no hits or runs as Corpus Christi lost at Texas State, 4-1.

The Rochester Honkers 23rd season begins on May 31st when the team travels to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to take on the Express.  The following night, Wednesday, June 1st, the Honkers battle the Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 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 2016 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year old summer collegiate 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit