Two utility players and one outfielder set to join the Honkers’ roster as temporary players
(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of utility players Houston Glad of Northeast Oklahoma Junior College, Lucas Lorenz of Northern State (S.D.), as well as outfielder Bryce Marquardt of Bethel University (Minn.), to temporary contracts for the 2016 Northwoods League season.
Glad, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound sophomore, from Tahlequah, Okla., has played 23 games for the Norsemen hitting .463 with 11 runs scored and 14 RBIs. On the mound, Glad is 3-2 in nine appearances, with six of them being starts, with an 8.10 ERA. He has pitched 36.2 innings with 16 walks and 22 strikeouts.
Lorenz, a 6-foot, 225-pound sophomore, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, has hit .360 with 12 home runs, 44 RBIs and 14 walks in 44 games played for Northern State. In his last game against Minnesota Duluth, he went 1 for 4 with one RBI in a 7-5 loss.
Marquardt, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound junior, from Champlin, Minn, has a .396 average in 38 games with the Royals. He has collected 24 RBIs, seven walks and 11 stolen bases in 13 attempts. In a game against Saint Mary’s May 8, he went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a stolen base.
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 Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods 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, 150 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 portal. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com.