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Express add pair of outfielders from Fresno State

3.23.16 player release

Eau Claire, Wis. – Eau Claire Express field manager Dale Varsho announced the addition of two outfielders to the 2016 roster today. Joining the Express will be freshman Zach Ashford and junior Austin Guibor. The two additions bring Eau Claire’s roster to 11.

Ashford has appeared in 19 of the Bulldogs’ 21 games thus far (starting seven) and leads the team with a .394 batting average and .512 on-base percentage. The Clovis, Calif. native racked up several accolades as a senior at Buchanan High School highlighted by being named first-team all-state and to the 2015 Region 8 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-Region team, a list made up of the best prep talent in the country.

Guibor enters his third season as a Bulldog and has appeared in every game this spring, all but one in a starting role. He has a .260 batting average in a team-leading 73 at-bats and, like his teammate, has an impressive on-base percentage at .407. The Campbell, Calif. native leads the team in walks by a large margin with 17. Guibor led Fresno State last year as a sophomore with a .440 on-base percentage and ranked second with a .339 batting average.

The Express begin their twelfth season of play in the Northwoods League at Carson Park on May 31 versus the Rochester Honkers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. in that contest, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Season tickets and 5-Game Packs are on sale now and single-game tickets go on sale on May 2. The all-new 5-Game Pack includes a reserved ticket along with food and beverage for three innings for five of the biggest promotional nights of the 2016 season all for only $45.00. All tickets can be purchased by calling the Express office at 715-839-7788 or by stopping at the downtown office at 102 E. Grand Ave.

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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 (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 www.eauclaireexpress.com.