Honkers Sign Two Rainbow Warriors from Hawaii

(Rochester, MN)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing Jordan Richartz and LJ Brewster from the University of Hawaii for the 2014 Northwoods League Season.

Richartz is a 6-foot, 210-pound junior outfielder who comes to the University of Hawaii from Bellevue Community College in Washington.  He finished his sophomore season at Bellevue leading his team in average (.390) doubles (19), RBI (40) and stolen bases (24).  He also drew 20 walks and went errorless in the outfield in 47 games.  For his efforts he earned first team all-league and all-regional honors and was a second team All-American selection.

A 2011 graduate of Mercer Island High School in Renton, WA, Richartz was a two-time first team all-league selection and earned academic honors as a sophomore.

Brewster is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound sophomore infielder from Huntington Beach, CA.  He saw limited action as a freshman, playing in 15 games and starting seven.  Brewster hit .138 with 3 RBIs but did not commit a single error in the infield.  A 2012 graduate of Huntington Beach High School, Brewster was voted team MVP as a freshman and sophomore, and finished his senior season hitting .343.

The University of Hawaii kicks off their 2014 season hosting a four-game series this weekend against No. 6 ranked Oregon Ducks in the Outrigger Opening Series.  Hawaii and Oregon have opened their last four seasons against each other at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, HI.

The Rochester Honkers 21st season begins on May 27th when the Waterloo Bucks prance into Mayo Field for a 7:05pm first pitch.  The Honkers will play 72 games in 2014 (36 home, 36 away).  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 2014 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.

The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit