Oriente joins Louisville Cardinal Zeke Pinkham to the Honkers this summer
(Rochester Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of outfielder Danny Oriente from the No. 2 team in the nation, Louisville Cardinals.
Oriente is a 5-foot-11, 194- pound freshman from Downers Grove, Illinois. He played in the Cardinals opening game and started their second game of the season before an injury sidelined him. At the time he was hitting .500.
Oriente graduated from Downers Grove High School, where he finished his senior season hitting .518 with nine doubles, 33 RBIs and 23 walks. As a junior, he hit .560 with 15 doubles and 37 RBIs. Oriente earned All-Area and All-State honors as a junior and senior, and also lettered once in football.
He’s on track to make a full recovery and join the Honkers and fellow Cardinal, catcher Zeke Pinkham, to Honkers this summer.
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