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Published On: November 17th, 2020

Eau Claire, Wis After spending the previous two seasons as Director of Ticket Sales and Community Involvement, the Eau Claire Express have named Sammi Costello as Assistant General Manager. 

In this new role, Costello will continue to work with host families, season ticket holders, and corporate group accounts to ensure the best possible experience at Carson Park. In addition, Sammi will have full oversight of the ticketing staff and will lead an expanded volunteer operation on game days. 

“Over the past two seasons, Sammi’s passion for the Express and the people she works with and encounters has shined bright,” said Express General Manager Jacob Servais. “We are excited to watch Sammi grow into a bigger role, not only with our organization but also the community. Sammi has built relationships with various non-profit organizations and foundations that have had tremendous impact, and we look for her to continue to grow those relationships,” added Servais. 

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity that Jacob, Dale, Bill, and Andy have given me. It means a lot that they want to help further my career and future in sports. I look forward to what this next chapter looks like with the Express and can’t wait to be back at Carson Park this summer with the best fans in the Northwoods League,” said Costello when asked about this opportunity.

Sammi came to the Express after graduating from the University of Oregon and spending time with the Medford Rogues in the former Great West League, and most recently the St. Paul Saints of the American Association League. 

The 2021 Northwoods League schedule is in the works and is expected to be released in the coming weeks. We are excited to see you at Carson Park in 2021! 


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 245 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 (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.