Alex Fitchett Launches Two Home Runs in Derby
(Rochester, Minn.) – The South Division defeated the North 24-19 in the Northwoods League Home Run Derby at the Harbor Monday night in Kenosha, Wis. The Honkers’ Alex Fitchett (Hawaii) hit two home runs in the contest.
Marty Bechina (Michigan State) of the Kenosha Kingfish won the Home Run Derby at the Harbor with six home runs, to lead the South Division to the victory.
Each division had nine players hit, with each player getting six outs as they attempted to hit home runs into Lake Michigan. Sailboats from the Kenosha Yacht Club served as the foul poles to mark the dimensions of Simmons Field and a floating barrier mimicked the outfield wall.
The Honkers have hit the All-Star Break! Turner Buis will represent the Honkers in the All-Star Game Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wis. The Honkers return to play Thursday in Thunder Bay to take on the Border Cats, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. The Honkers next home game is Tuesday, July 26 as the La Crosse Loggers come to town. It is TV Tuesday on the 26th presented by Sam’s Club, where one lucky fan will have the chance to win a 40” TV!
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 www.rochesterhonkers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Honkers as your favorite team!