Illinois and UC Irvine Continue to send Players to Rochester
(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers have announced the signings of Zak Devermann and Mike Peabody.
Devermann is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound left-handed pitcher from the University of Illinois. This season, the junior has made one appearance, throwing one inning.
During Devermanns sophomore campaign, he made 13 appearances compiling a 1-1 record. He threw 9 1/3 innings and struck out nine. He finished with a 4.82 ERA. Devermann threw three innings his freshman year giving up four runs and striking out two. At Oswego East High School, Devermann struck out 70 over 47 innings. He earned a 2.55 ERA.
Illinois is currently 6-3 on the season and continues play this weekend in Greenville, S.C. Devermann is current teammates with returning Honker and Rochester native, Michael Michalak.
Peabody is a freshman outfielder at UC Irvine. He stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 190 pounds. This season, Peabody has seen nine at-bats, with one hit, one walk and scored two runs. He has also stolen one base.
At Mater Dei High School, Peabody hit .350 and showed some speed swiping 21 bases during his two years on the varsity squad. He scored 57 runs and had 15 RBIs. UC Irvine is currently 7-4 this season and continues play this weekend for a four-game set versus Portland in Portland, Ore.
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.
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.