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Published On: April 28th, 2014


(Rochester, Minn)– The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of two more full-time pitchers to their 2014 roster.

Nick Gruener is a 6-foot, 185-pound freshman pitcher from Harvard.  The right-hander from Miami, Fla. is currently 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA.  He’s started eight games, pitching 45.1 innings, with 32 strikeouts and is second on the team in innings pitched and games started.

A graduate of Miami Palmetto High School in 2013, Gruener was named to the 2013 Florida All-State Team and All-Star Team.  He was also named his team’s MVP and was a two-time team Cy Young award winner.

Carl Jameson is a 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior right hander from Missouri Baptist.  The Hilmar, Calif. native is currently 1-2 with a 2.27 ERA and two saves.  Jameson has made 13 appearances on the season, 12 in relief and one start, pitching 31.2 innings, allowing only eight earned runs and striking out 37.  Jameson came to Missouri Baptist after playing two seasons at Merced College in Merced, CA.  where he was a unanimous selection to the 2013 All-CVC Team.

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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit