Honkers Lock Up a Pair of Backstops
ROCHESTER, MN. – The Rochester Honkers are happy to announce the two players who will be manning the backstop during the 2019 season: Logan Denholm and Ryan Wrobleski.
Denholm is a 6’1”, 210-pound catcher who returns for his second season as a Honker. Last summer, he hit a .217 batting average with 4 home runs and 16 runs batted in (RBIs). As a redshirt junior at University of California-Davis, he’s currently posting a .317 batting average with 1 home run and 9 RBIs. The native of El Dorado Hills, California hit .226, with seven doubles, three home runs, and 23 RBIs as a redshirt sophomore. He showcased his defensive prowess by throwing out eight would-be base stealers. At Oak Ridge High School, he earned First-team All-Metro and All-Sierra Foothill League selections as a senior. That year, he hit .376 with four home runs and 25 RBIs and helping his team to a league title.
Wrobleski is a 6’0”, 185-pound catcher who returns to Minnesota after playing baseball for four years at Eden Prairie High School. He joins the Honkers following his freshman season at North Iowa Area Community College. So far, he’s had a successful first year as he has the highest batting average (.432) and most home runs (3) on his team. Wrobleski has also accounted for nine RBIs and 10 runs through just 10 games. He offers some added flexibility as he has experience as an infielder too. He’s already committed to continuing his baseball career at Division I power Dallas Baptist University in 2020. At Eden Prairie High School, he helped his team become state champions in 2017.
The Honkers will open up the 2019 campaign on May 28 when they host the St. Cloud Rox on Opening Night at Mayo Field. Season tickets and new all-you-can-eat ticket packages are available for purchase right now at www.RochesterHonkers.com or by calling the Honkers front office at 507-289-1170.
The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 26th 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, over 200 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 (MIA). 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 or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.