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Published On: May 25th, 2016


Matt Fiedler takes home the league honor

(Rochester, Minn.) – Matt Fiedler was named Big Ten Player of the Year after his junior season at the University of Minnesota. The Eagan, Minn. native played for the Honkers during the 2015 Northwoods League season.

Fiedler hit a team-high .383 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 52 games played with Minnesota. On the mound, he was 7-2 with a 3.67 ERA and struck out 63.

For the Honkers in 2015, Fiedler hit .354 with eight home runs and 37 RBI in 43 games played. On the mound, he went 2-5 in 12 appearances, in which eight were starts. He threw 52.2 innings, struck out 50 and posted a 4.27 ERA. 

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