Published On: February 19th, 2023

Roanoke pitchers Jackson Murphy and Alex Markus to join Chapman two-way talent AJ Anzai in Green Bay

Ashwaubenon, Wis.- The Green Bay Rockers are excited to sign on three more players to the roster for the upcoming season. Pitchers Jackson Murphy and Alex Markus from Roanoke College and two-way talent AJ Anzai from Chapman University are set to call Capital Credit Union Park home during the summer months. As pitchers, Murphy and Markus will each be with the team during half of the season, to limit their innings workloads. Anzai joins the team on a full-season contract.


Jacskon Murphy will join the Rockers for the first 36 games of the season following his sophomore at Roanoke College. Across his 12 appearances last season, he had a 4-1 record with one save to go along with 16 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched. This season, he’s started one game over his three appearances and has struck out five batters. Murphy also pitched in the Perfect Game Collegiate League last summer where he amassed 28.2 innings, struck out 30 batters, and posted a 2.83 ERA.


Joining the Rockers for the second half of the upcoming season will be Alex Markus. The senior has appeared in games the past four seasons for Roanoke but is slated to be one of the top arms this spring. So far, Markus has pitched well. Apart from surrendering runs in his first relief appearance of the year, Markus has pitched 3.1 scoreless innings and has struck out three batters since then. Markus also pitched in the Perfect Came Collegiate League last summer, where he compiled 13.1 innings, struck out 17 batters, and recorded a 3.38 ERA.

Murphy and Markus continue their season as Roanoke hosts Lynchburg on March 18.


Chapman University junior AJ Anzai will also be joining the Rockers roster for this upcoming summer. Anzai is a unique case, serving as the team’s primary designated hitter as well as a pitcher in the starting rotation. The two-way player is off to a hot start this season at the plate and on the mound. The designated hitter, who also plays first base, has a .370 batting average across 54 at-bats. He has 5 RBIs and the only two triples on the team. On the mound, Anzai has a 2-1 record across six appearances with two starts. In his 19 innings on the hill, he’s struck out 14 batters and posted a 2.84 ERA. Last summer Anzai competed in the Hamptons Collegiate League and appeared in 36 games, batting .301 with a .412 on-base percentage. On the mount he posted a 2-1 record with a 4.21 ERA. In 25.2 innings pitched he struck out 22 batters.

Anzai’s season continues with Chapman this Friday when they host Whittier on March 17.

Season ticket packages, group tickets and the ever-popular Fleet Farm Flex Packs are available now. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games during the summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Rockers front office and Team Apparel Fan Shop at Capital Credit Union Park are located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.


The Green Bay Rockers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 300 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 (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.


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