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Published On: February 15th, 2022

ROCHESTER, MINN – The Rochester Honkers, five-time champions of the Northwoods
League, are excited to announce two more returners to their 2022 roster. Outfielder Otto Grimm
and infielder Ben North will keep their talents in their home state for the second consecutive

Grimm, a native of Bemidji finished last season tied with fellow returner Jack Colette for
the team lead in homeruns. He was a regular in the Rochester lineup, playing in the second
most games for the Honkers last year. When he was in the lineup, he was usually on-base,
posting a .354 on-base-percentage and finishing top 5 on the team in walks. The left-handed
hitting outfielder enters his redshirt junior season at the University of Minnesota where he’s
posted a .407 on-base-percentage in 25 games as a Gopher.

“I’m excited to have Otto back in Rochester,” said manager Andrew Urbistondo. “He brings
positive energy to his teammates and to the game while playing as hard nose as you can get.”
North, who grew up an hour away from Rochester in Woodbury joined the Honkers in
July last season. In 21 games he recorded 19 hits and drove in 12 runs. The 19 year old
infielder had his best game last year on July 23rd against the La Crosse Loggers where he
went 1 for 4 with a HR, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored in a 12-10 Honkers win. North enters his first
season at Creighton University, the East Ridge high school product was ranked as the 17th
overall player of the 2021 class in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report.

“Ben will be a great asset for us on the infield,” said Urbistondo. “Both smooth hands and a
very smooth swing will find himself in some clutch spots for the Honkers this summer.”

The Rochester Honkers start their quest for the sixth Northwoods League title on May 30th
when they host the Willmar Stingers at Mayo Field. Connect with the Honkers on social media
by following them on Twitter (@RochHonkers) and Instagram (@honkersbaseball) and like the
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