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Published On: June 2nd, 2014

(Rochester, Minn.)— The Honkers’ first game in Thunder Bay today, Monday, June 2, has been postponed due to rain; setting Tuesday up for the Border Cats and Honkers to play two nine-inning games at 10:05 a.m. and 6:05 p.m.  

Port Arthur Stadium was deemed unplayable around noon on Monday because of heavy rainfall with the forecast looking like more of the same through the rest of the day. Now, Rochester and Thunder Bay will play a day/night doubleheader, provided the poor weather clears for the teams.

Blake Quinn (Fresno State) was scheduled to make his Honkers debut tonight but his start will be pushed back to tomorrow’s first game. Nick Gruener (Harvard) will start the second game for the Honkers, trying to repeat his honors as Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night after his last start against Eau Claire on May 29.

The Honkers will leave Thunder Bay tomorrow night to travel to Mankato for a Wednesday night game with the MoonDogs before briefly returning home to play Mankato again on Thursday.


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,