Byron-native Thompson to Start at Willmar


The Rochester Honkers (8-7 Second Half, 24-26 Overall) will finish a road series against the Willmar Stingers (12-5, 30-23) tonight, July 25. First pitch from Bill Taunton Stadium is 7:05 p.m. Ryan Thompson (Illinois) is scheduled to pitch for the Honkers. Thompson has 31 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched this season. Luke Chevalier (Northern State) is scheduled to pitch for the Stingers. Chevalier is 1-1 this season with a 3.40 ERA.

Listen to the Honkers' radio play-by-play announcer, Michael Keeley, call tonight's game live on the MSBN Sports Network. Go to, click the Video/Audio tab, and click Listen to Games Live. Access the audio feed from any computer, smartphone, or tablet. The pregame show will start at 6:50 p.m.

The next home game for the Flock is Wednesday, July 26, against the La Crosse Loggers. It will be Kids 3Buck Day, presented Overby Orthodontics. Kids 12 and under can gain admission to the game for only three dollars. First pitch is 12:05 p.m. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Manny Armendariz (Doane) is scheduled to pitch for the Honkers. Armendariz is 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA.

For tickets and additional information, please call (507) 289-1170 or visit the Honkers office at 307 E. Center Street, which is open until 5 p.m. today.