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Honkers Strengthen Pitching Staff

Ibarra Off To Hot Start In Collegiate Season

(Rochester Minn.) –  The Rochester Honkers have announced the signing of Concordia University Irvine right-handed pitcher Josh Ibarra.

Ibarra, a 6-foot-1 freshman, made his first start of the season on Feb. 3 versus Cal State San Marcos. The 175-pounder threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings surrendering just three hits and striking out five in a 2-1 loss.  Ibarra go the no decision in the contest.

Ibarra hails from Chino, Calif. and prepped at Don Lugo High School. At Don Lugo he earned two-time All-CIF honor in baseball. Ibarra also played Water Polo where he earned All-League honors three times.

The 1-2 Concordia Irvine Eagles continues action today, February 8, when they host the University of California, San Diego.

The Rochester Honkers 25th season begins on Tuesday, May 29th when the team hosts the Eau Claire Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 5-Game Packs and Kids Club Memberships are available now!  Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, Suites and Patios are also available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information.

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The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.