Honkers talk All-Star game honors

(ABC 6 News) – Tuesday is the 2022 Northwoods League All-star game and two of the Rochester Honkers will be in Wisconsin Rapids with the rest of the Northwoods league’s finest.

The Northwoods League All-Star Game annually celebrates the top talent from the world’s largest organized baseball league.

Infielder Nico Regino and closer Thaniel Trumper will represent the Honkers in what is both players’ first all-star selections in the Northwoods League.

"I mean, a little bit surprised, but I was pretty comfortable with my abilities being able to play in this high-competition league and being able to go to the all-star game. It feels good, it’s a big accomplishment knowing that all the work you’ve put in is starting to pay off and being able to go to this great event," Regino said.

"Well, coming into the league, it’s not something I really had on my radar. It was just something — well, if it happens, it happens. But as the season kept going and I started pitching really well and things were just going my way, I kind of saw it coming a little bit," Trumper said.

Trumper is an all-star in his first season in the Northwoods League.

The first pitch for the All-star game is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.