Express Sign Eau Claire Native and Two Mustangs to 2019 Roster
The Eau Claire Express announced the additions of an Eau Claire native and two Cal Poly Mustangs to their 2019 roster Tuesday. The three additions bring the Express roster to ten with more announcements imminent in the coming weeks.
|Tanner Kohlhepp||P||6’3”||212||Fr.||Eau Claire, WI||Tennessee|
Eau Claire prep sports fans will be well familiar with Tanner Kohlhepp. The Eau Claire native is in the midst of his first season as a Volunteer at the nationally ranked University of Tennessee and will join the Express for the 2019 season. The Vols are currently 17-4 on the year while Kohlhepp has appeared sparingly in his freshman season on the mound for the program. Through four appearances, Kohlhepp has tossed three innings of work, striking out four batters. While attending Eau Claire Memorial High School, Kohlhepp was recognized as Wisconsin’s sixth overall prospect and No. 1 shortstop in the 2018 Class by Perfect Game and was also awarded First Team All-Conference honors as a junior and senior.
|Nick DiCarlo||INF||6’2”||190||So,||Scottsdale, AZ||Cal Poly|
A sophomore from Scottsdale, Arizona, Nick DiCarlo plays his college ball for the Mustangs of Cal Poly. DiCarlo played in 44 games as a true freshman in 2018, starting 31 contests at third base and short stop. DiCarlo finished his freshman campaign with a .226 batting average and an on-base percentage of .357. While attending Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Arizona, DiCarlo helped his team to a semifinal finish in the state 5A playoffs and an overall record of 22-11.
|Cole Cabrera||OF||5’11”||165||So.||Honolulu, HI||Cal Poly|
A Honolulu, Hawaii native, Cole Cabrera will make his way to Eau Claire by way of San Luis Obsipo, California and Cal Poly. Cabrera primarily plays left field for the Mustangs and has already made 17 appearances for Cal Poly this spring. In 2018, Cabrera hit for .279 with three doubles and six RBIs over the course of 30 games. The outfielder was a four-year varsity player for Punahou High School in Honolulu and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 37th round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
Eau Claire starts their season with a four-game road trip to Bismarck before opening their home schedule against Duluth June 1st at Carson Park. For ticket information, click HERE.
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The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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 (MIA). 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.