(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of left-handed pitcher Bayley Chesterson of Riverside City College (Cal.), for the 2016 Northwoods League season.
Chesterson is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound freshman has 12 appearances for the Tigers going 1-1, pitching 6.2 innings with three walks and four strikeouts with a 8.10 ERA. All of his appearances were in relief for the Tigers.
Chesterson is one of seven freshmen to take the mound for the Tigers in the 2016 season. The team has a 17-13 record overall and a 5-10 record in Orange Empire Conference action.
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 www.northwoodsleague.com.