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Published On: January 18th, 2016

(Rochester, Minn.) The Rochester Honkers announced today that pitcher, Ryan Dorney, a sophomore from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington, will return to the team this summer.  The 6-foot-2, 215-pound right-hander grew up in Rochester, but moved to Bothell, Washington prior to attending high school.

Dorney was a late season addition to the team, making his first of four appearances on July 30th.He finished his short stint with the team, 0-1 with a 9.81 ERA.Dorney pitched 7.1 innings of relief, while collecting five strikeouts.In his first 3 appearance, Dorney pitched 5.0 innings, allowed only 2 hits and struck out five.

At Saint Martin’s University, Dorney finished his freshman season 2-3 with a 4.79 ERA.He pitched 20.2 innings, over a team-high 17 appearances, allowing 23 hits and striking out 19.

Dorney graduated from Archbishop Murphy High School, where he was named First-team All-State and First-Team All-Conference.He helped his team finish third at state in 2013 and was fifth at state in 2014.

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.


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