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Two Honkers selected for Northwoods League All-Star Game

The 2022 Northwoods League All-Star Game takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 in Wisconsin Rapids.

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Honkers’ Nico Regino scoops up a ball during the Honkers final home game against La Crosse Loggers on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Mayo Field in Rochester. Traci Westcott / Post Bulletin
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ROCHESTER — Outfielder Nico Regino and right-handed pitcher Thaniel Trumper are the two that will represent the Rochester Honkers at the 2022 Northwoods League All-Star Game.

The NWL announced the rosters on Friday for the game that is slated for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.

The first half of the Northwoods League ended on July 4 with Rochester finishing 15-19.

Both Regino and Trumper were clear cut all-stars.

Regino is hitting .343 with a .467 on-base percentage in 99 at-bats and is tied for the lead with 18 RBIs, while playing in a team-best 29 games entering Friday night’s contest against St. Cloud.

Nico Regino headshot
Regino

The right-handed hitting outfielder recently committed to Charleston Southern University after playing the last two seasons for Honkers manager Andrew Urbistondo at San Joaquin Delta College.

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Thaniel Trumper headshot
Trumper

Meanwhile, Trumper has emerged as the team’s closer with the Doane College junior registering five saves. He has struck out an eye-popping 36 hitters in 16 ⅔ innings with a team-best 2.16 ERA this summer. Trumper also has an opponent’s batting average of .188, which also leads the team.

This year’s All-Stars were chosen in a vote by the 22 member teams of the Northwoods League. Ballots were cast by each team’s field staff and media contacts.

Full 2022 All-Star Rosters can be found here: 2022 NWL All-Star Rosters

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