ROCHESTER, MN. – They may come from opposite ends of the United States, but this summer Shayne Audet and Scott Vinceri will unite to pitch for the 2019 Rochester Honkers baseball club.
Audet is a 6’0”, 195-pound right-handed pitcher from Springfield, Massachusetts. He currently pitches for New England College, a NCAA Division III program in New Hampshire. He just threw the best start of his sophomore season when he pitched seven-scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and only one hit allowed. Another notable game this year was when he earned 10 strikeouts in five-scoreless innings en route to his first win on March 8. Overall, Audet has posted a paltry 2.28 earned run average (ERA) over the 23.2 innings he’s pitched this season. As a freshman, he had similar success as he posted a 2.38 ERA over 56.2 innings. Those stats helped him reap a 6-3 record, including three complete games, over 11 appearances. He attended Sabis International Charter School for high school.
Vinceri is a 6’0”, 220-pound right-handed pitcher from La Crescenta, California. He’s currently being used a reliever for Regis University, a NCAA Division II program in Denver. In his first 10 appearances as a sophomore, he’s recorded 10 strikeouts in 10.2 innings. He’s allowed only four earned runs and holds a 3.37 ERA. As a freshman, Vinceri appeared in 22 games with one start. He posted a 1-1 record with 20 strikeouts over 17.1 innings. Before attending Regis, he played for Crescenta Valley High School. He was named to the All Pacific League Second Team and All Area Second Team as a junior.
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.