(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers announced today the addition of Oregon Duck pitcher, Isaiah Carranza, to their team this summer. Carranza joins fellow Duck, Kyle Kasser, who will both fly into Mayo Field this year.
Carranza is a 6-foot-5, 180-pound right-handed freshman from La Verne, California.He has made 4 appearances, one start, on the season, pitching 8.1 innings allowing 4 earned runs and striking out 5.He was the first man out of the bullpen on the Ducks opening weekend at San Diego State, making two appearances, one on Friday and one on Sunday.He got his first start four days later in the Ducks home opener against Illinois State.Carranza got the no decision, after going 6.0 innings in the Ducks 8-5 victory.
Carranza graduated from Damien High School in 2015, where he posted a 2.42 ERA over his three varsity seasons.He was selected in the 35th round by the Texas Rangers in the 2015 MLB Draft.
The 11th ranked Oregon Ducks open a three-game series at 24th ranked Mississippi State today beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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.