ROCHESTER, MN. – The Rochester Honkers’ offense gained some more power with the additions of Tristan Peterson and Henry George.
Peterson is a 6’2”, 230-pound first-baseman/outfielder from Tucson, Arizona. The junior is having a breakout season at New Mexico State University with 17 home runs and 78 runs batted in (RBIs). In addition to power, he can also hit for average as he has a .384 batting average. Factor in his 36 walks and he’s got a .502 on-base percentage. Last year, while playing at Howard Community College in Texas, Peterson hit 3 homers and recorded 17 RBIs while posting a .358 batting average in 29 games. As a freshman, he played at Kansas State University. He hit 2 RBIs and recorded a .200 batting average with a .438 on-base percentage in 12 games. Before Kansas State, he starred at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley, Arizona. There he was honored as a 2016 MaxPreps Second Team All-America selection, a 2016 Arizona First Team All-State, and a 2016 Rawlings First Team All-Region selection. As a senior, he hit .444/.606/.864 along with six home runs, 30 RBI, 46 runs scored and drew 33 walks.
George is a 5’8”, 160-pound outfielder from Woodbury, Minnesota. The sophomore at University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) leads his team with a .388 batting average in 43 games. He has 10 extra-base hits (7 doubles, 2 triples, and a homer) and 19 RBIs. He is also a base-stealing threat as he’s been successful in 19 of his 23 attempts this year. As a freshman, he made an immediate impact and saw the field in 43 of 45 games. George started 42 outings, which tied for top team honors and he led the Bulldogs in stolen bases (he was 10-of-13 in that department). He also shared the top spot for runs scored (27) and RBIs (37) He finished second among Bulldogs in hits (45), total bases (49) and at bats (147). Before UMD, he attended New Life Academy and started for four years. He was a member of one Minnesota State High School Class A State champion (2015) and three Minnesota Christian Athletic Association title winners (2015-17). He also served as the Eagles team captain as a junior and senior year.
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.