The Rochester Honkers open their 2014 season on Tuesday night against the defending Northwoods League North Division Champions, the Waterloo Bucks, and will do so with Rochester, Minn., native Brandon Zywicki on the mound.

Zywicki was a graduate of John Marshall High School in Rochester where he pitched 20 consecutive innings without allowing a run in his senior season. Zywicki, a junior in college, has played college ball across the country. From Central Arizona Community College to the University of San Francisco, he’s currently is a Spartan at Missouri Baptist University. His self-acclaimed ‘rubber-arm’ will be protected in his first start of the year so after he’s pitched his share of the opener he’ll be followed by another local arm, Logan Spitzack, a lefty from St. Cloud University.

Spitzack is from West Concord, Minn., and is set to don his Honkers jersey for a second consecutive summer season. Last year, Spitzack was a handy arm used both out of the bullpen and as a starter – pitching in 14 games and starting 10 of them. Just a freshman in his 2013 Honkers season, Spitzack will use his solid past season to propel himself into this summer, as he’s already been named Tuesday’s first arm to be used in relief.

Game time Tuesday is 7 o'clock at Mayo Field.