Eau Claire, WI – For the final time of the 2018 season, the Eau Claire Express (28-43) ran onto the Carson Park field to take on the St. Cloud Rox (37-35). It was a beautiful day for baseball and the crowd loudly cheered their hometown team. However, it was not enough as the Express dropped the last game of the season by a score of 9-2.
The two Express runs came in the bottom of the 7th inning. With two outs, Chase Scharnek (MATC) singled. Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) entered the game as a pinch hitter and hit a double, advancing Scharnek to third. Both runners would score on an Adam LaRock (MATC) 2 RBI single.
Austin George (College of Charleston) made his second start for the Express. Seven runs would score during his 4.2 innings but only one was earned. Trevor Olson (Xavier) entered for one inning. He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks. Josh Gaworski (Concordia-St Paul) had a great outing, tossing 3.1 innings and issued only one walk while recording four strikeouts.
Eau Claire finishes the 2018 Northwoods League season with an overall record of 28-43. The Express would like to thank the best fans in the Northwoods League for their tremendous support all season long. Stay tuned to social media or call the front office at (715) 839-7788 for information regarding the 2019 season.
The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com 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