Express Swept by Stingers
Eau Claire, WI– High scoring battle against the Willmar Stingers in game 2.
Eau Claire Express Postgame Recap:
In a contest full of action, and our highest scoring affair of the season, The Express lost at Carson Park 15-11 to the Stingers. A game packed full of offensive firepower got the bats swinging for both teams from start to finish. Unfortunately, however, we didn’t come out on top this time.
Through the course of the game, 5 different pitchers saw the bump for the Express. A combined 12 walks hurt the team the most as we additionally only struck out 8. This performance put pressure on the offense to perform, and even if not getting the win, they came through for 11 runs on 11 hits.
The largest performances came from Illinois-Chicago’s Ryan Lin-Peistrup, Stanford’s Carter Graham, and Texas A&M’s Robert Hogan. Combined, the three tallied 8 hits, 5 runs, and 5 RBI’s.
The performance put on showed the team’s endurance throughout, which will be needed for the remainder of the season in a push for the playoffs.
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 www.eauclaireexpress.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.