Eau Claire, Wis. – Express Field Manager Dale Varsho announced today the addition of two right-handed pitchers to the 2014 Eau Claire roster. Montevallo (Ala.) sophomore Aron McRee and Santa Clara sophomore Steven Wilson now brings the Express roster to 28.
McRee, a 6-footer from Albaster, Ala., is the top guy out of the bullpen for the Falcons, a Division II school. In 21 appearances, McRee is 3-1 on the year with a 2.64 Earned Run Average. He has 23 strikeouts in 30.1 innings, but opponents are only batting .198 against him. A year ago, McRee was 4-0 on the year for Montevallo, where former pitcher Ed Brandsema also plays.
Wilson, a 6-foot-3 and 195-pounder from Littleton, Colo., has started 10 games this year for the Broncos. He has a 4.07 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 55.1 innings of work, but his most impressive start came in a win against Portland, where he tossed eight innings and only allowed one run. He also struck out six in the contest and earned his first win of the season.
The Express begin their 10th season of play in the Northwoods League on Tuesday, May 27 versus the Lakeshore Chinooks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM with gates opening at 5:30. Season tickets and voucher packs are on sale now. Single-game tickets will go on sale May 1. To subscribe to the Express schedule on your Internet and/or phone calendar and have it be updated with any changes in promotions and game times, click the link below.
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The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com.