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Matt Kent from Texas A&M Returns to Honkers This Summer – 2013 Rochester Honkers Pitcher of the Year Comes Back for His Third Summer


(Rochester, Minn)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that Matt Kent, a left-handed pitcher from Texas A&M will return this summer.  The 2013 Rochester Honkers Pitcher of the Year will return for his third summer with the team.

Kent, a 6-foot, 175-pound redshirt sophomore, is currently 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA.  He’s made six total appearances, two of which are starts, pitching 12.1 innings, allowing only 2 runs on 11 hits and striking out 13.  Batters are hitting only .250 against him.

Last summer for the Honkers, the Waco, Texas native went 5-3 with a 2.50 ERA.  He started 11 of 12 total games, pitching 72.0 innings and leading the squad with 66 strikeouts.  He was named a mid-season North Division All-Star and also a 2013 Northwoods League All-Star.

As a redshirt freshman, Kent earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors once, and finished his season 2-3 with a 4.17 ERA.  He logged 36.2 innings, allowing 43 hits and striking out 21.  That summer for Rochester, Kent went 3-6 with a 3.43 ERA, and struck out 50 in 78.2 innings.

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.