The North Division gets two scoreless innings from Kent, Campbell in 8-5 win
(Rochester, Minn.)– Tuesday, Ryan Boldt (Nebraska), Jeff Campbell (North Dakota), Matt Kent (Texas A&M) and Ryne Roper (Illinois) made their way to Madison, Wis., to play in the Northwoods League Big League Dream Showcase at Warner Park.
The Honkers were well represented in the North Division’s 8-5 win in the game. Ryne Roper grabbed the North’s first hit in the top of the third inning, a base hit to center field, and eventually came around to score. Boldt roamed right field for the North but went hitless in the game; Boldt finished 0-3 while third baseman Roper went 1-4.
Matt Kent pitched a hitless, scoreless second inning, sending his South Division opponents down 1-2-3. Campbell made his way to the mound to help preserve the 8-5 lead in the eighth, and he did so by striking out two in another hitless inning from Honkers pitching.
These Honkers will make their way back to Rochester to prepare for their final home game of the regular season tomorrow, Wednesday, at Mayo Field when they host the St. Cloud Rox at 7:05 p.m. Ticket information can be found at rochesterhonkers.com.
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 www.rochesterhonkers.com.