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Published On: June 19th, 2021

Eau Claire, WI– A tough start to a four-game homestand against the Bismarck Larks

Eau Claire Express Postgame Recap:

A crazy round of events took place this Thursday and Friday as a rain delay drove our Thursday outing into Friday, therefore making it feel like a mini double-header. In the games combined, both beginnings looked very promising as nothing went downhill until late. The killer in the first game was the 7th inning 6 run tear by the Larks that drove the game to a final score of 10 to 2. There were no real standout performances to speak of in that one; however, a much more clinical and exciting game was put on in Friday’s action to follow.

It was definitely a batter’s outing under the Friday Night lights as a combined 18 hits amounted. A back-and-forth battle led by the bats of Dallas Baptist’s Max Blessinger and Illinois-Chicago’s Ryan Lin-Peistrup led the Express to 10 of those hits, but between the slight hiccups of 2 errors and a hard-hitting Larks squad, the Express went down 8 to 5 in a hard-fought battle.

Outscored 18 to 7 between 2 games, the Express has some redemption to claim this weekend as we host the Larks for 2 more games, including a Father’s Day Venue on Sunday. With that said, we hope to see you there as we strive to tack on a few more wins here at Carson Park.


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.