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Published On: June 8th, 2016


(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers announced today the signing of Tulane left-handed pitcher Sam Bjorngjeld, for the 2016 Northwoods League season.

Bjorngjeld, a native of Sugar Land, Texas, is a 6-foot-5, 220-pound, pitcher. A red-shirt sophomore at Tulane, he went 1-0 with a 3.15 ERA in his last season at Tulane. He appeared in 22 games, which is the second most on the team, and threw a total of 20 innings. In his 22 appearances, Bjorngjeld allowed 15 hits, seven earned runs, walked nine and struck out 19.

In his red-shirt freshman season, he appeared in six games and went 0-0 with a 0.96 ERA in 9.1 innings.

He played his prep career at W.P. Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, and he helped his team to a regional semi-finals finish in his junior season. He was named to the Rawlings Texas All-State Honorable Mention team and was second team All-District first baseman during his senior season.

The Honkers are in Mankato to take on the MoonDogs for a double header tonight, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. The second game will start approximately 30 minutes after the first game ends. The Honkers are back at home Thursday to battle the same MoonDogs team, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. Find a seat and relax your feet at Mayo Field after enjoying Thursdays on First!

It’s opening week in Minnesota in the Northwoods League presented by Minnesota College Savings Plan

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All Rochester Honkers’ games can be heard on 1520 AM ‘The Ticket”. Season tickets, Bonus Books, Suites and Patios are now available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information or go to


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, more than 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