Honkers Add Two More Arms


Honkers Add Two More Arms to Roster
Tanner Schumacher and Clayton McGinness come to Rochester for the 2016 season.


(Rochester, Minn.)  – The Rochester Honkers announced today the addition of Purdue Boilermaker pitcher, Tanner Schumacher and Wichita State Shocker pitcher, Clayton McGinness for the 2016 Northwoods League season.

Schumacher, a Blaine, Minn. native, is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-handed junior. He has made 19 appearances, one start, and owns a 1-5 record with a 7.67 ERA. In his appearances, Schumacher has pitched 27 innings, has issued 14 walks and struck out 23.

In his last appearance May 8, Schumacher went 0.2 innings and did not give up a hit or run, shutting down Northwestern.  He graduated from Blaine High School in 2013 where he was a two-time all-conference honoree and played in the 2013 Minnesota All-Star Game.

McGinness, an Amazonia, Mo. native, is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound right-handed freshman. He has made 21 appearances, which is the most by a freshman this season for the Shockers, pitching 48.1 innings with a 6.89 ERA. He has tallied 33 strikeouts, 17 walks and has allowed 61 hits.

He graduated from Savannah High School where he earned a total of 11 varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football.

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