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Published On: April 25th, 2016


(Rochester, Minn.)- The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of left-handed pitcher Jackson Douglas of Iowa Western Community College, for the 2016 Northwoods League season. He played his high school baseball at Rochester Mayo High School.

Douglas is a 6-foot-6, 250-pound, sophomore from Rochester, Minn., has a 2-1 record with a 9.26 ERA in six appearances and three starts. In his six appearances, Douglas pitched 11.2 innings, has 12 earned runs and six strikeouts. In his latest appearances, April 12 against MCC – Longview, Douglas went four innings, gave up four hits and struck out three, earning him the win.

Douglas spent his freshman collegiate season at Kansas State University. He went 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 19 appearances for the Wildcats, including one start. In his 19 appearances, Douglas pitched 25.1 innings, had seven walks and 12 strikeouts.

Douglas was named to the All-State team by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2014, with a 9-1 record and a 1.22 ERA. He recorded 105 strikeouts and 17 walks in 69 innings pitched for the Spartans in his senior season.

Douglas will continue collegiate career at the University of Illinois for his junior season in 2017.

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