(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of two Oregon Ducks, Brac Warren and Slade Heggen, for the 2015 season.
Warren is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound freshman right-handed pitcher from Rosebud, Mont. He has made 10 appearances on the season, pitching 14.0 innings, allowing 5 hits, striking out 10 and batters are hitting a mere .114 against him. Warren played seven seasons of summer ball in Montana for the Miles City Outlaw Baseball Club. He finished his senior season 2-1 with a 0.78 ERA on 34.2 innings of work. He struck out 60 while allowing only three earned runs. Warren was a 2014 West-All Region First-Team Selection by Perfect Game.
Heggen is a 6-foot, 200-pound freshman catcher from Missoula, Mont. He currently hasn’t seen any action this year due to the strong line-up of upper classman catchers on the Oregon roster. Heggen played the last three summers with the Missoula Mavericks where in 2014 he was named a third-team All-American and first-team West-Region All-American by Perfect Game. He finished the season hitting .393 with six home runs, 64 RBIs, 17 triples and 44 stolen bases. He led the team in eight offensive categories and even hit for the cycle, including a walk-off home run in a 15-4 win over Great Falls. He was one of nine players in the nation to be named to the American Legion All-Academic Team. In three seasons with the Mavericks, he struck out just 68 times in 937 plate appearances and was ranked the top player coming out of the state of Montana.
With injuries to catcher Drake Zarate, from UC Riverside, and left-handed pitcher Orlando Razo, from UC Davis, the Rochester Honkers reloaded with two Oregon Ducks.
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.
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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com