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Published On: August 9th, 2015

(Rochester, Minn.)—Honkers starting Pitcher Jayson Yano (Stevens Institute) and DH Joe DeRoche-Duffin (UCONN) have been named to the Northwoods League Postseason All-Star Team.


Yano was the Honkers ace for the Majority of the season, going 5-2 with a 2.4 ERA in eight starts. Yano was also the Honkers’ only All-Star during the regular season.


Duffin has bee one of the top power hitters in the NWL this season, with 12 home runs (3rd in the NWL) and 33 RBIs with a .239 batting average. Duffin was also the 2015 NWL Home Run Contest Champion, and helped lead the North Division to the team championship as well.


The Rochester Honkers will travel to face the St. Cloud Rox in the first round of the NWL North Divisional Playoffs on Monday, August 10th, at 7:05 p.m. Should they win, they will travel to face the winner of Willmar-Duluth on Tuesday, August 11th.


There will be a Fan Party bus traveling to the game from Rochester. Fans can get a seat on the bus for $35. That cost will include the bus ride and a general admission ticket to the game. The Bus will depart from Gander Mountain in Rochester at 2:30 p.m. on game day. Fans can bring their own beverages and snacks, though water will be provided. Reserve your spot on the bus by calling the Honkers office at 507-289-1170.


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