The Express roster continues to grow with the season only nine weeks away and the addition of three Stanford Cardinals. Brandon Dieter, Vincent Martinez and Jonathan Worley will all make the trip from The Golden State to America’s Dairyland to play for the Express this season. The Cardinals are ranked third in the nation with a 15-3 record to this point in the season. They have won their last six games and began their PAC 12 schedule a week ago with a weekend sweep of Utah, 3-0.
Brandon Dieter, a freshman from Covina, California has had an excellent start with the Cardinals in his first season with the team. While occupying a center infield role for Stanford, Dieter has played in and started 17 contests this spring, at second or short, and has compiled a .204 batting average with six RBIs and one extra base knock. Dieter prepped at South Hills High School in West Covina, California, where he won All-League, All-Academic and League MVP and a CIF Division II State Championship in 2016.
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A freshman catcher for the Cardinals, Vincent Martinez prepped at San Marcos High School in San Marcos, California. There, Martinez was recognized for his performances in and out of the classroom. In 2018 Martinez was awarded Team MVP, League MVP and First-team All-League honors as well as being recognized as a three-time CIF All-Academic team member, all while San Marcos won three League Championships from 2016-2018.
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Jonathan Worley completes the trio of Cardinals flying to Eau Claire this summer. The junior from San Diego, California has been working back into form after missing his freshman season with the Cardinals due to Tommy John surgery. Worley, a four-year varsity player for High Tech High School, was a three-time all-league award winner, the 2014 and 2015 All-League Pitcher of the Year, a two-time Under Armour Preseason All-American and was a Perfect Game California All-Region First-Team selection.
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.