Eau Claire, WI – The Express enjoyed their win over Duluth so much last night, that they did it again tonight, this time beating the Huskies 6-4 at Carson Park.
The game featured a strong 5 1/3 innings of pitching from Eau Claire Starter Spencer Wright (MSU Mankato). In his outing, he gave up just 2 runs on 3 hits with 6 strikeouts to boot. He, Freddy Rodriguez (Cal Poly), and Tayler Montiel (Tulane) set it up for closer Matt Helwig (Lewis). Helwig came in in the top of the 9th and did Helwig things, retiring 3 of 4 batters that he faced, and earning his 7th save of the season.
Offensively the bats were hot tonight for the Express as they recorded an astounding 16 hits as a team. They were led by Kaden Galason (Belmont), who went 3-4 with 2 steals, and Camden Ross (Western Kentucky), who was perfect at the plate. He went 4-4 with 2 RBI, distinguishing himself as the Express’ Player of the Game.
Other players having 2-hit nights were Cort MacDonald (Stanford), Reed Latimer (Montevallo), Cole Conn (UIC), and Temo Becerra (Stanford). Becerra, having just joined the team for his first appearance of the season showed why he was worth the wait. Tonight he went 2-4 with an RBI and a handful of sweet web gems in the field to record crucial outs.
With tonight’s win, the Express strengthen their lead in the Great Plains East Division to 2.0 games. They will look to keep this lead rolling tomorrow as they face the visiting Rochester Honkers, with first pitch coming at 2:05 pm CT. Come on out to Carson Park to cheer on your favorite Eau Claire squad!
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 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.