(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that infielder, Miles Mastrobuoni (Mas-tro-bo-nee), will return to the Honkers this summer.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound junior shortstop is now attending the University of Nevada after transferring from the College of San Mateo after his sophomore year.
Mastrobuoni started 56 of 58 games last summer, hitting .294 with 29 RBIs, five doubles and led the team with three triples.The speedy Livermore, California native was 11-14 in stolen bases.
Mastrobuoni finished the 2015 college season leading the team in hitting (.347), hits (58), runs (49), walks (36) on base percentage (.473) and stolen bases (24), helping lead his team to a 2015 Coast Golden Gate conference title. As a freshman he led the team in games played with 39, while posting a .310 average a team high 27 stolen bases.The two-year letter winner also won the Golden Glove award in 2014 and 2015.
Miles has one brother Marcus, who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 2015 Major League Draft and spent his first season in Rookie Ball for the Cubs.
The Rochester Honkers 23rd season begins on May 31st when the team travels to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to take on the Express. The following night, Wednesday, June 1st, the Honkers battle the Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 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 2016 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year old summer collegiate 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com.