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PAIR OF RIGHT-HANDERS JOIN HONKERS STAFF

ROCHESTER, MINN – The Rochester Honkers, five-time champions of the Northwoods League, are happy to announce right-handed pitchers Caleb Lingenfelter and Cole Mammenga will join the Honkers roster for the 2022 season. Lingenfelter, a junior at Roanoke College, is off to a strong start for the Maroons this year. In seven appearances (four starts) Lingenfelter has a 3.25 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP in 27.2 innings pitched. The 6’0 190 pound right-hander has made 16 appearances in his collegiate career and posted a 3.33 ERA across 46 innings pitched.

“I am excited to add Caleb to our pitching staff,” said Honkers field manager Andrew Urbistondo. “His feel for all of his pitches will make him a very reliable arm for us.”

Mammenga, who is from Hibbing, Minnesota, attends the University of Minnesota Morris and is one of the top arms on the Cougars pitching staff. Through 25.2 innings pitched Mammenga has a 2.81 ERA and 20 strikeouts. His best start of the season came back on March 15th
against the University of Maine at Farmington when he pitched six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out eight.

“Mammenga pounds the zone with all of his pitches,” said Urbistondo. “His stuff and command will allow him to play a big role for us.”

The Rochester Honkers start their quest for a 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), Instagram (@honkersbaseball) and like the Honkers on Facebook at Rochester Honkers Baseball Club. Also, subscribe to the Honkers on YouTube at ‘Rochester Honkers’ where episodes of Meet The Honkers premiere every Friday. 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 two-time 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 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.