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Two Panthers from Neosho County CC become Honkers!

(Rochester, MN)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of Brady Childs and Casey Quinlan from Neosho County Community College for the 2014 Northwoods League Season.

Childs is a 5-foot-11, 210-pound freshman catcher from Elkhorn, NE.  He is currently hitting .600 with a .800 slugging percentage for the 5-1 Panthers.  Childs has started 3 games behind the plate and has yet to commit an error.

A graduate of Blue Valley Southwest HS, Childs was awarded All-Conference Honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.  His senior team won the 2013 regional championship.

Quinlan is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound freshman left-handed pitcher from Fargo, ND.  He’s made 1 start on the season going 5.2 innings, allowing only 2 runs, 1of them earned, and striking out 3 in a 1-2 loss to Iowa Central on Feb. 16th.

Quinlan graduated from Davies High School where he was named the 2013 Player of the Year for the state of North Dakota and Conference Player of the Year.  He was a 3-time All-Conference and 2-time All-State selection and holds 8 pitching records at his high school.

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 www.rochesterhonkers.com.