Express Alumni Update: Adam LaRock
In today’s Express Alumni Update presented by Lakeland University, we sat down with three-year player Adam LaRock. An Eau Claire native, LaRock played with the Express from 2017-2019 with his most lucrative year coming in 2018 where he appeared in 46 games, batting .238 with 36 hits and 21 RBIs. More recently, LaRock was a part of the 2019 Great Plains Championship Express team and the squad that contested the 2019 Northwoods League Championship game against Traverse City.
LaRock started his collegiate career with the University of Iowa, redshirting his freshman season before transferring to Madison College. In Madison LaRock helps the Wolfpack to a Region IV Championship and a trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series while batting .284 with 31 hits, 25 runs batted in and 22 runs scored. LaRock led the team with 15 stolen bases on 15 attempts and posted a .925 fielding percentage in 2018. In 2019, LaRock was named the North Central Community College Conference Most Valuable Player, as well as first-team all-conference. LaRock will continue his collegiate career at UW-Milwaukee this spring.
Keep a lookout all off-season for more alumni updates presented by Lakeland University. At Lakeland University you’ll find unique 14-week BlendEd courses that allow you to complete coursework either online or in class from week to week depending on your location, schedule, and other life commitments allowing you to choose the format that works best for you.
The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.