Express Stars Perform Well in Northwoods Mid-Summer Classic

Wausau, Wis.- In limited action, Eau Claire outfielder Zach Gilles (Central Michigan) and closer Victor Chavez (Scottsdale CC) represented the Express well in a losing effort for the North Division on Tuesday night. 

Gilles, entering the game as pinch-hitter, went 1-2 with a single up the middle in his first at-bat, while Chavez got the North out of a jam with a strikeout in the seventh. 

For the full game recap, click here: NWL All-Star Game Recap


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, more than 180 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 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.