Two Pitchers Added to Express Roster
Eau Claire, Wis. – The pitching staff of the Eau Claire Express grew by two today as the team announced the signing of Jake Moebius and Brock Immke to the 2017 roster. The two right-handers bring the roster to 19 with just under three months until Opening Day. The Express will continue to announce player signings weekly until the beginning of the Northwoods League season.
Moebius, a sophomore at Western Carolina, made ten relief appearances as a freshman and finished with a 4.09 earned run average over 11 innings of work. The Jamestown, N.C. native played his high school ball at Wesleyan Christian Academy where he led them to four conference championships and three state runner-up finishes. Moebius played last summer in the Southern Collegiate League with the Piedmont Pride.
Immke is a junior at Illinois Springfield. Prior to arriving in Springfield, he spent two seasons playing for Kankakee Community College. As a freshman, Immke appeared in 12 games at Kankakee finishing with a 4.36 ERA over 66 innings pitched. He improved his sophomore year, pitching a similar 64.1 innings but finishing with a much lower 2.80 ERA. The St. Joseph, Ill. native had a standout high school career, earning 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Area and 1st Team All-State honors.
Express Field Manager Dale Varsho likes the experience his latest two arms add to his pitching staff.
“Jake and Brock will bring in experience that will help us compete this summer,” Varsho stated. “Adding two new programs to the Express family will also help us with recruiting in future seasons.”
The Express begin season number 13 in the Northwoods League on May 30 as they travel to Bismarck, N.D. for the inaugural series for the Bismarck Larks. They continue to Willmar to take on the Stingers for a two-game set before opening their home schedule at Carson Park on Saturday, June 3 versus the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch of the home opener will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will be followed by a fireworks show. Purchase your 5-Game Packs, including a reserved seat and unlimited food and beverage, online by clicking here or by contacting the Express office at 715-839-7788 or 102 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Eau Claire. Single-game tickets go on sale May 1.
The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS),two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.