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Published On: March 31st, 2014

(Rochester, Minn.)The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of left-handed pitcher Will Bamesberger, from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Bamesberger is a 6-foot 155-pound sophomore from Grand Island, Neb.  Currently he has made 13 appearances, pitching 8.0 innings, allowing five hits and striking out six.  Opponents are only hitting .185 off him.  The situational reliever, Bamesberger has a record of 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA for the 12-9-1 Bluejays.

As a freshman, Bamesberger made 14 appearances, striking out seven in 6.0 innings of work.  Opponents hit .238 against him but he held left-handed hitters to a mere .077 average.

Bamesberger graduated from Grand Island High School in 2012 where he earned a combined 13 varsity letters in track (four), baseball (three), basketball (three), and football (three).  He was a two-time team MVP in baseball, and earned all-conference first team honors in football as a senior and all-conference second team accolades in basketball as a junior.

The Creighton Bluejays are scheduled to return to action this afternoon when they host UNLV for a 4:00pm start at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

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