Silver Glove Winner Returns to Rochester


Dave Noworyta signs on for second season

(Rochester, Minn.) – The Rochester Honkers have announced the signing of David Noworyta, a redshirt junior from the University of Hawaii. Noworyta was drafted in the 37th round by the Kansas City Royals in 2014.

Noworyta is a 6-foot-4 200-pound catcher who is returning for his second season with the Honkers. In 2017, Noworyta was one of 10 recipients of the Northwoods League’s 2017 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ award, which acknowledges the top fielder at each position. In 41 games with the Honkers, Noworyta hit .273, drew 30 walks and scored 21 runs. Throughout his three seasons at Hawaii, Noworyta is hitting .278 and has two RBIs.

Noworyta is from Hainesport, N.J. and played high school ball at Holy Cross Academy. He finished his senior season hitting .320 with 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored. He was named first-team All-Burlington County. His father Steve currently serves as an Assistant Director for Player Development for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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, 190 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.