Two UWM Panthers Join Express for 2015
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express announced today that two Wisconsin natives and UW – Milwaukee players will join the 2015 Eau Claire Express Roster. Austin Schulfer (RHP) from Stevens Point, WI and Daulton Varsho (C) from Chili, WI will complement an already talented Express roster.
Austin Schulfer (RHP) enters his freshman season at UW-Milwaukee having played his high school ball at Stevens Point Area Senior High School. Schulfer was an Honorable Mention selection of the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-State team his senior season in addition to being a unanimous selection to the Wisconsin Valley All-Conference Team. In his senior season, Schulfer gave up no runs in conference play posting a 4-0 record and 0.00 ERA. Schulfer struck out 27 batters in 22 innings pitched his senior season and allowed only five hits in those innings. Schulfer also threw a 10-strikeout no-hitter against D.C. Everest his senior season.
Daulton Varsho (C) is also entering his freshman season for the Panthers hailing from Chili, WI having played for Marshfield High School. Daulton Varsho is the son of Gary Varsho (former MLB player and manager) and nephew of Express Field Manager Dale Varsho. The list of Daulton Varsho’s high school baseball accomplishments is both impressive and extensive. Varsho was named to the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team his senior year. Varsho was also named Player of the Year by Gannett Central Wisconsin Media and the top senior infielder/catcher in the state by wissports.net. In his senior campaign, Varsho hit .462, had 31 RBI, six home runs, 17 stolen bases, and 35 runs scored.
The Express begin their 11th season of play in the Northwoods League on May 26th as they take on the Border Cats in Thunder Bay. Eau Claire’s home opener is scheduled for May 28th versus the Duluth Huskies. First pitch of that contest will be at 6:35 PM. Season tickets and voucher packs are on sale now and single-game tickets will go on sale May 1st.
The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods 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 120 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 (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com.