Honkers Add Local Product, Michael Brandt


Honkers sign Lourdes High School Alumni, Michael Brandt from Augustana University.

(Rochester, Minn.) –  The Rochester Honkers have announced the signing of pitcher Michael Brandt, a 2014 graduate from Rochester Lourdes High School.

Brandt is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed pitcher from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D.  This season, the junior has been dominant on the mound. He has made four relief appearances, throwing five innings, allowing no runs, with 12 strikeouts and one save. Batters are only hitting .167 against him.

During Brandt’s sophomore season, he recorded a 1.98 ERA over 13 2/3 innings. He struck out 17 with six walks in six appearances.

At Lourdes High School, Brandt was a two-time All-Conference honoree. He pitched 45 2/3 innings as a senior, posting a 5-2 record, and hit .407 with 16 RBIs.  As a junior, Brandt posted a 1.07 ERA and struck out 47.

Augustana (9-0) is currently ranked 12th in Division II according to They host Morningside Thursday for a double header, and open NISC Conference play Saturday at home versus Northern State in back-to-back double headers Saturday and Sunday.

The Rochester Honkers 25th season begins on Tuesday, May 29th when the team hosts the Eau Claire Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. 5-Game Packs and Kids Club Memberships are available now!  Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, Suites and Patios are also available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information.


The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.