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Honkers Sign Lefty from UC Davis

(Rochester, Minn.)– The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of Orlando Razo, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound sophomore left-handed pitcher from UC Davis.

Razo made 19 relief appearances for UC Davis as a freshman, posting a team best 1.34 ERA in 33.2 innings of relief.  He allowed just five earned runs (nine overall), while scattering 29 hits and striking out 20.  Razo held opponents to a .246 batting average.  Razo allowed only one earned run over his final 11 appearances of 2014, and only three of his 29 hits allowed were for extra base hits.

The San Mateo, Calif. native graduated from Serra High School in 2013, where he finished his senior season 9-2 with a 3.04 ERA.  He struck out 73 in 69 innings of work, earning him All-WCAL second-team honors.

The Rochester Honkers 22nd season begins on May 26th when the Mankato MoonDogs bark into Mayo Field for a 7:05pm first pitch.  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 2015 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.

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The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com.