Duluth, MN – With less than a week left in the regular season, the Eau Claire Express are finding their stride at the perfect time. After their 8-1 victory on Tuesday night against the Huskies, the Express have now won four in a row and eight out of their last nine games.
The Express showed great patience at the plate, drawing eleven walks including three free passes from leadoff man Cadyn Schwabe (North Dakota State). Eau Claire only produced six hits but Clay Conn (Illinois-Chicago) managed two triples, a new single game record for the Express. Schwabe swiped three stolen bases increasing his season total to 30 and added two RBIs along with Trevor Haskins (Stanford).
Montevallo product JJ Pease got the start on the bump for the Express, going five innings and allowing just three hits and one run. Derek True (Cal Poly) and Isaiah Katz (St. Cloud State) each tossed two innings in relief, combining for eight punchouts.
The Express travel to Mankato on Wednesday for a two-game series with the MoonDogs. A reminder that Express playoff tickets go on sale on Thursday, August 11th at 9 AM.
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. Now in its’ 29th 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, 300 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. 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.