Honkers Sign Two More from UC-Riverside

(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers announced today the addition of two more players from the University of California-Riverside for the 2016 Northwoods League Season.

Alex Fagalde is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior right-handed pitcher from El Dorado Hills, Calif.  He comes to UC Riverside after spending two seasons at Cuesta JC in Calif.  Fagalde, a sophomore, finished the 2015 season with a record of 7-5 and a 2.95 ERA.  He struck out 56 and walked 23 in 85.1 innings.  He struck out a season-high eight batters on two occasions.  Fagalde was redshirted in 2014 but played in Victoria, British Columbia in the summer for the Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League.  He went 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA over 12 games and struck out 35 and walked 11 in 34 innings.

Casey Worden is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound catcher from Newport Beach, Calif.  He joined UCR after two years playing at Saddleback Community College.  He finished his sophomore year hitting .275 with three home runs and 18 RBIs.  As a freshman he hit .254 with 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.  He threw out the most runners (23) in the Junior College league. His father, Bill Worden,  played professionally for six years, three in Single A and three in Double A as third baseman, catcher and first baseman.

The Rochester Honkers 23rd season begins on May 31st when the team travels to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to take on the Express.  The following night, Wednesday, June 1st, the Honkers battle the Express in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. Season Tickets, Bonus Books, Suites and Patios are now available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information.  The Honkers are also looking for host families for the 2016 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 140 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit