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Published On: June 11th, 2021

Eau Claire, WI– Walk off # 3 on the season and the first home run of the year. 

Eau Claire Express Postgame Recap:

Another win, another walk-off. Our 3rd of the season in just 4 wins. We’d like to think that must be a record or something, but no matter how you look at it, all in all, it’s another big win for the Express.

No matter the outcome, this game came up big in a list of milestones for the season as Long Beach State’s Connor Burns managed to hammer out the Express’s first home run of the season. But in addition, of course,

Although rocky to begin, Jack Brown held on to pitch for 6 full innings on the mound. Following right behind him was Eastern Florida State’s KC Swords, who had a nice outing all together pitching 3 innings while only giving up 1 hit. To end the night, Winona State’s Nick Herold pitched 1 closing inning, giving up absolutely nothing.

Against one of the hottest starting teams in the Northwoods League right now, the Express ended firing on all cylinders, all capped off by a passed ball that led Dallas Baptist’s Max Blessinger home for the winning run.

As this was such an exciting game, after all, we can only hope to repeat tomorrow and capture another win to end the 5-game homestand, again facing Waterloo in the finale. The Express will hit the road tomorrow, Saturday, June 12th, to face the St. Cloud Rox for a 2 game series, and then it’s off to Bismarck to take on the Larks in a 2 game series. The Express will return home on Thursday, June 17th, for 4 game homestand.


The Eau Claire Express is 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’ 27th 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 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). 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 Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.