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Honkers Sign Two from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – Granger and Schuknect are First Two Cal Poly Mustangs to Play in Rochester

(Rochester, Minn)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signings of Bryan Granger and John Schuknect from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for the 2014 Northwoods League season.

Granger is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior right-handed pitcher from Hollister, CA.  Granger has made four relief appearances so far on the season, pitching 4.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out four, while holding opponents to a .250 batting average.

As a sophomore, Granger went 5-4 with a 5.37 ERA.  He was Cal Poly’s primary Sunday starter, making 13 appearances on the year, all starts, and struck out 28 in 57.0 innings of work.  Granger played his summer ball for the San Luis Obispo Blues, finishing 2-0 with a 6.41 ERA, striking out 25 in 19 2/3 innings.

Schuknect is a 6-foot, 205-pound sophomore infielder from Palm Desert, CA.  Currently he is hitting .194 with one home run and three RBIs.  He’s made 14 appearances on the season, 9 of them starts, and has committed only one error in the infield.

As a true freshman, he started 23 games for Cal Poly, 11 in the outfield and 12 at first base.  He hit .301 with four doubles and 11 RBIs.  He hit .454 in his final 10 games of the season.

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.