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Published On: June 3rd, 2014

(Rochester, Minn.)— Bad weather delayed the start of the Honkers-Border Cats two nine-inning games on Tuesday. Instead, the Honkers and Border Cats will play two seven-inning games in Thunder Bay today, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT, with the second game following 30 minutes after the last out in the first. The teams were going to play a day/night doubleheader in Thunder Bay on Tuesday after being rained out on Monday, but the rain soaked Port Arthur Stadium was still deemed unplayable early Tuesday morning ahead of the original 10:05 a.m. CDT start time.

Blake Quinn will start the first game for the Honkers – his debut for the team after getting into Rochester last week from Fresno State University. Nick Gruener (Harvard), the May 29 NWL Pitcher of the Night, will start the second game for the Honkers, picking up where he left off in Eau Claire last week.

After Tuesday’s game in Thunder Bay, the Honkers will be on the move again, this time to Mankato, for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch on Wednesday. Mankato will visit Mayo Field the following day, Thursday, for the second game of the series, again at 7:05 p.m., in Rochester. For ticket information, please visit


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,