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Published On: February 13th, 2017


(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers announced today that two players from the University of Hawaii will be making the trip to Rochester for the 2017 Northwoods League season. Catcher David Noworyta, and infielder Dustin Demeter will be coming to the Midwest for their first season with the Honkers.

David Noworyta is a 6-foot-4, 195-pound redshirt sophomore from Hainesport, N.J. In his first year with the Rainbow Warriors, he appeared in 10 games hitting .250 with one RBI. He played his high school ball at Holy Cross Academy in Delran, N.J. where he finished his senior season hitting .320 with 13 RBIs, and a .405 on-base percentage, leading his team to a Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL) Championship.  He also played three seasons of basketball, earning three BCSL titles and a 9.0 PPG average as a senior.  Noworyta was selected in the 37th round by the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft.

Dustin Demeter is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound freshman from Goleta, Calif. In his senior season with Dos Pueblos High school, Demeter batted .374 with 28 runs, 28 RBIs, 12 doubles, six home runs, and two triples, earning him team MVP honors.  He was chosen first team All-Channel League as a junior and senior, and second team honors as a freshman and sophomore. Demeter was drafted in the 38th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins.

Hawaii starts their 2017 campaign off on February 17-19 as NC State travels to Honolulu, Hawaii for a three-game series at Les Murakami Stadium.

The Rochester Honkers 24th season begins on Tuesday, May 30th when the team hosts the Mankato Moondogs in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, 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 2017 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 24-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.