Express Claim Best Home Record in Team History
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express took down the Rochester Honkers 13-5 in the regular season finale, giving them their best home record in team history, 28-8.
The Honkers struck for three runs in the first inning, but the Express would come back with a vengeance. Eau Claire scored three in the 3rd, two in the 4th, one in the 5th, two in the 6th, and five in the 7th as they poured on 13 runs and 14 hits.
The Express offense was led by Reed Latimer (Montevallo) and Joe Yorke (Cal Poly). Latimer had a double and a homer along with four RBIs while Yorke added a grand slam and five total RBIs. Charlie Szykowny (UW-Stout) contributed three hits and an RBI and Cadyn Schwabe (North Dakota State) and Sam Kuchinski (Montevallo) each added multiple hits of their own.
Eau Claire begins their quest for a second Northwoods League Championship as they travel to Duluth tomorrow for game 1 of a best-of-three series against the Huskies. First pitch is at 5:35 CT.
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.