Honkers Add Outfielder and Infielder to Roster


(Rochester, Minn.)—The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of Bellamine University outfielder and left handed pitcher, Griffin Neuer, and UC Irvine infielder, Konnor Zickefoose, for the 2017 season.

Neuer is a 6-foot-1, 185-pound junior from Lexington, Ky.  He is currently hitting .375 with four doubles, a team high 12 RBIs, and is 2-4 in stolen bases.  Neuer has started every game in left field for the for the (7-5) Knights, consistently playing in the number 2 or 3 spot of their lineup.  He’s yet to see any action on the mound.

Neuer finished his sophomore season hitting .313, third best of the team.  He led the team in homeruns (4), second in runs scored (44), RBIs (39) and stolen bases (6), and third in hits (66), total bases (93), and triples (2).  He also hit 11 doubles and started all 51 games.  On the mound, he made five relief appearances, pitching 7.2 innings and striking out six.

Zickefoose is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound sophomore from Chino Hills, Calif.  He has yet to see any action for the UC Irvine Anteaters.

Zickefoose started his collegiate career at Chapman University where he finished his freshman season hitting .423 in 41 games.  He collected 12 doubles, seven home runs, and 29 RBIs.  He played summer ball for the Greshman Greywolvees of the West Coast League where he hit .300 with 16 RBIs in 41 games, and was named to the All-West Coast League team.  At Chino High School, Zickefoose hit .448 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 23 games as a senior.  He was a two-time all-league selection in football as well as four honor roll selections.

The Rochester Honkers 24th season begins on Tuesday, May 30th when the team hosts the Mankato Moondogs in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, 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 2017 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.


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