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Published On: March 3rd, 2022

ROCHESTER, MINN – The Rochester Honkers, five-time champions of the Northwoods  League, are thrilled to welcome two new additions from No. 12 Long Beach State in  sophomore infielder Sebastian Murillo and freshman outfielder Tyler White.  

Murillo, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif is in his sophomore season for the Dirtbags. The  Consumer Affairs major comes off a freshman campaign where he hit .316 with a .905 OPS  and led the Dirtbags with 11 doubles. Murillo was one of the best bats in the Long Beach State  lineup to end last season, over the final 19 games he was second on the team with a .348  batting average and .439 on-base-percentage.  

“Sebastian has the ability to be one of the best infielders in the Northwoods League,” said  Honkers head coach Andrew Urbistondo. “I am pumped to see Sebastian work for us, he has a  consistent bat and will see time up the middle this summer.”  

White, a native of Glendora, Calif, was named All-Area Player of the Year in his senior season at  Bishop Amat High School. The 6’1 180 pound outfielder hit a ridiculous .506 with 3 HR, 37 runs  scored and a 1.370 OPS in 29 games. In his prep career he slashed .373/.452/.505/.957 with 3  HR, 42 RBI, 76 runs scored and 20 doubles in 96 games played, his success was seen by Prep  Baseball Report among others, as they ranked White the No. 8 outfielder in the class of 2021 in  California.  

“Tyler’s game will play a big role for us this summer,” said Urbistondo. “His speed will be  showcased as it’ll be key in our offensive gameplan. I am very excited to see Tyler in the lineup  for us.”  

The Rochester Honkers begin their 29th season of play on May 30th when they host the Willmar Stingers at Mayo Field. Keep up with the team on social media by following them on Twitter (@RochHonkers) and Instagram (@honkersbaseball) and like the Honkers on Facebook at Rochester Honkers Baseball Club. Interact on social by using the hashtag #FunForTheWholeFlock!The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league of its kind in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans and provides a friendly ballpark experience. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR) each participated in the NWL before they were MLB stars. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.