Express Alumni Update: Noah Denoyer

Tall enough to cast a shadow on every pitching mound in the league, Noah Denoyer is the topic of this week’s Express Alumni Update presented by Lakeland University.

The Tracy, California native played his college ball for San Joaquin Delta and standing at a towering 6’5”, Denoyer was an intimidating presence on the mound for both the Delta College Mustangs and the Express. In 2019, with the Mustangs, Denoyer helped the Delta to a CCCAA state final four appearance all while racking up four wins, three saves, and 43 strikeouts, in 43.1 innings pitched and 4 starts.

Denoyer made his first appearance for the Express on June, 2nd against Duluth and picked up his first win in the black and orange against Mankato in the Key City. In all, Denoyer earned a 2-0 record with the Express, appearing in nine games, making one start, throwing 21 innings, and striking out 24 with an era of 3.0. Denoyer impressed enough in the first half of the Northwoods League season to be named an NWL All-Star and make the trip to Waterloo for the game.

Set to join Oklahoma State in the fall, Denoyer was signed by the Baltimore Orioles and assigned to the Gulf Coast Orioles in rookie ball where he finished the 2019 season making three appearances and one spot start. With a bright future ahead of him, Denoyer will be one to watch going forward.

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 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.