Six Honkers make the trip to Showcase

(Rochester, Minn.)- Six Rochester Honkers traveled to Madison Tuesday to take part in the NWL Major League Dreams Showcase. Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN), Matt Fielder (Minnesota), Dempsey Grover (UC Santa Barbara), Cole Krzmarzick (Nevada), Scott Schreiber (Nebraska) and Jake Sparger (Louisville) were all part of the home team in the first game of the days’ doubleheader, which they lost 10-0.


Fiedler had the busiest day, going 1-3 at the plate, as well as pitching the ninth inning where he registered two strikeouts while allowing no hits or walks.


Sparger pitched the sixth for the home team, allowing no runs, no hits and no walks.


Schreiber was the only other Honker to get a hit as he went 1-4 with a single in the seventh inning. Fiedler’s single would follow immediately after in his last at bat of the day before his appearance on the mound.


The Honkers next home game will be on Wednesday, August 5th, against St. Cloud at 7:05 p.m. The last Fireworks Extravaganza of the season will follow, sponsored by ABC 6 News.


All of the Honkers games can be found live on Sports Radio AM 1520 The Ticket. You can also listen for free at by clicking on the Listen to Games Live link. Live video streams of the games are available via the Northwoods league Live Stream, powered by Stretch Internet. To access, just visit and click on the Watch Games Live link at the bottom of the page.




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), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit