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Honkers Sign Boston College Eagle Pitcher


(Rochester, Minn)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of Bobby Skogsbergh, a right-handed pitcher from Boston College.

Skogsbergh is a 6-foot-3, 216-pound freshman pitcher from Hinsdale, Ill.  Currently he is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA.  Skogsbergh has made 4 relief appearances on the season, pitching 5.2 innings, allowing only three hits and striking out four.  Opponents are hitting .188 off of him.

A 2013 graduate of Hinsdale Central High School, Skogsbergh finished his senior season 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA, two saves and 37 strikeouts.  The team captain was awarded West Suburban All-Conference and West Suburban All-Academic honors and given his school’s Red Devil Award, presented to the student-athlete who best represents their baseball program.  He was a member of the Red Devil Leadership Club, Academic Honor Roll and Athletes Committed to Excellence.

Skogsbergh is enrolled in the Carroll School of Management as a business major at Boston College.

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.

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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.