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Published On: June 26th, 2023

Duluth, MN – After a lengthy game last night, the Express enjoyed a quick win, as they blew by the Duluth Huskies, 5-2 in 10 short innings of baseball.

This closely contested pitcher’s duel was evenly matched, with each team’s starter throwing for at least 6 innings. Cal Higgins (Western Kentucky) of Eau Claire squared off against Evan Borst of Duluth. Between the two hurlers, the first 6 innings only saw one run scored between the Huskies and Express, when Duluth tacked on one run in the bottom of the 4th on a Sacrifice Fly.

More scoring wouldn’t happen again until the 7th inning when this time it was Eau Claire’s turn, as Cole Conn (UIC) hit a Sac Fly of his own, scoring Reed Latimer (Montevallo). Later in that same half-inning, another run would come across the plate on a Bronson Rivera (Hawaii) RBI single. With Duluth adding another of their own in the bottom of the 7th, the game was again knotted up at 2-2.

The teams stayed in lock-step at 2 apiece through regulation, which prompted extra innings of ball. Luckily, Eau Claire only needed one, as they added 3 runs in the top of the 10th inning, putting them up 5-2 for good.

This Win over Duluth marked not only the team’s 4th win in a row but also their 13th straight regular-season win over Duluth, dating back to the 2022 season.

The Express will be back at home tomorrow vs. the Thunder Bay Border Cats. First pitch will be at 6:35 pm CT, and we will be hosting First Responder Appreciation Night at the Ballpark. Come on out for a great evening of baseball!



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’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 325 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 and on ESPN+. For more information, visit 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.