Published On: March 10th, 2012

Eau Claire, Wis. – Eau Claire Express field manager Dale Varsho has announced the signing of three more pitchers to join the team in 2012.

Ryan Beck, Kye Winter and Matt McCormick will all join the Express for the first time this summer and all three of them come from schools familiar to the Express.

Beck is a junior left-handed pitcher from New Mexico State. He was the ace of the Aggies staff last season as a sophomore and produced a team-high 10 wins. He also led the team with a 5.96 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 90.2 innings pitched. Beck appeared in 26 games for the Aggies as a freshman, including seven starts.

Winter is a junior at Augustana and serves as a pitcher and a utility player for the Vikings. Last season, he appeared in 33 games, mostly appearing in centerfield. He was 4-1 on the mound in 29.1 innings pitched. As a freshman, he played for Greenville, a Div. III college in Illinois. There he also split time between pitcher and the field.

McCormick is another left-handed pitcher and is a junior at Long Island. He went 6-2 last year with a 3.52 ERA and was named to the Northeast Conference All-Tournament Team. He threw 71.2 innings and four complete games, including two shutouts. As a freshman, McCormick pitched 33.1 innings and finished with a 5.67 ERA.

With these three added to the roster, the Express now have eight pitchers verbally committed for the summer.  

The Express open up the 2012 season May 30, at home against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. Continue to watch for roster announcements through the spring leading all the way up to opening day.

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