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Published On: April 5th, 2024

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LA CROSSE, WIS. –  With the 2024 Northwoods League season set to commence next month, the La Crosse Loggers are continuing to add to their roster.  Today team officials announced the signing of a pair of pitchers from each coast when they shared that Micah Worley (Modesto Junior College) and Ozzie Martinez (St. Thomas University) will be dawning the Logger pinstripes this summer.

Sophomore Micah Worley is enjoying his final season at Modesto Junior College (California) before he moves on to Division I Stony Brook this fall.  The 6-5, 235-pound southpaw currently boasts a 2-3 record with one save along with posting a miniscule 1.96 ERA.  The Kirkwood, Mo. native has struck out 29 batters over 18.1 innings worked and has limited opposing hitters to just 10 hits and eight walks leading to a 0.98 WHIP over 11 appearances.  Worley’s Modesto club sits at 21-5 on the season and is currently ranked at #5 in the state.

Right-hander Ozzie Martinez is racking up the strikeout totals himself during this spring season at St. Thomas University (Fl.).  The Miami, Fl. native currently ranks second on the team in appearances (11) and has struck out and has struck out 30 batters over 16.1 innings of work along with posting a pair of saves for the Bobcats.  Martinez, who possesses a fastball that regularly reaches the mid-90’s, spent time at Miami-Dade Community College prior to joining St. Thomas and has competed in two other summer collegiate leagues as well, with stops in the South Florida Collegiate League in 2021 and the Prospect League in 2022.

Worley, Martinez and the rest of the Loggers will open their 2024 campaign on May 27 when they travel west to Mankato, Minn. to take on the MoonDogs.  The 2024 home opener is set for May 29 at Copeland Park & Events Center.  Season tickets and ticket packages for the 22nd season of Loggers Baseball are on sale now with information available at or by calling the Loggers ticket office at 608-796-9553.  Fans can also visit the Loggers office at 1225 Caledonia Street, La Crosse between 8:30-5, Monday thru Friday.


The La Crosse Loggers 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. Now in its’ 31st season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 26 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, 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 two-time World Series Champion Max Scherzer (TEX), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (STL) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (ATL). 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 Loggers as your favorite team.