Express add three to roster
Some familiar faces will be manning the baseball field at Carson Park this summer.
The Eau Claire Express managed just six hits and dropped their second straight game Sunday in a 5-1 loss to the Waterloo Bucks at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Eau Claire Express announced the addition of two Fresno State outfielders to the roster today. Freshman Zach Ashford and junior Austin Guibor are the 10th and 11th players on the Express roster.
Brian Kehner gave up two hits in eight innings to lead the Willmar Stingers to a 3-1 win over the Eau Claire Express in the first game of the second half of the Northwoods League season Wednesday night in Willmar, Minn.
The Eau Claire Express gave up 19 hits and lost 12-3 to the Thunder Bay Border Cats in Northwoods League action Wednesday in Thunder Bay.
The Eau Claire Express added infielder Joe Gillette and pitcher John Pomeroy of Oregon State to their 2015 roster, the team announced on Monday.
The Eau Claire Express continue to fill out its roster, adding three players from the University of New Mexico on Tuesday.
The Eau Claire Express announced Monday the return of nine players from 2014 to the 2015 roster. Outfielders Brady Burzynski and Tyler Jones, shortstop Peter Van Gansen, infielder Sam Hurt and pitchers Travis Neubeck, Dalton Roach, Jordan Ruckman, Connor Rusch and CJ Eldred all will be back …
The talent was there. The Eau Claire Express showed how good they were in flashes. Top to bottom, the lineup was solid. At times it was potent. The pitchers proved they could get guys out. And the defense made plenty of plays worthy of the highlight reel.
Alex Call didn’t have any trouble adjusting to Division I college baseball. Even with a torn meniscus.
Brett Seeburger pitched five scoreless innings and Brian Mundell homered as the Eau Claire Express beat the St. Cloud Rox 5-0 in the second game of a Northwoods League doubleheader on Sunday at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, Minn.
Saturday’s Northwoods League game between the Eau Claire Express and the St. Cloud Rox in St. Cloud, Minn. was postponed due to weather.
Peter Van Gansen drove in six runs, Brian Mundell added three RBIs and the Eau Claire Express beat the Alexandria Blue Anchors 18-11 on Friday night in Northwoods League action at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria, Minn.
Brian Mundell had three hits, Lane Milligan homered and the Eau Claire Express beat the Alexandria Blue Anchors 5-2 on Thursday night in Northwoods League action at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria, Minn.
The Eau Claire Express boarded their bus early Wednesday morning on what was about to be the busiest day of the season.
Three errors led to three unearned runs and the Eau Claire Express fell to the Duluth Huskies 5-1 on Tuesday night in a Northwoods League game that was halted by weather after five innings at Wade Municipal Stadium in Duluth, Minn.
Drew Turbin had four hits and River Falls grad Alex Call drove in three runs to lead the Eau Claire Express to a 7-3 victory over the Duluth Huskies in Northwoods League action Monday night at Wade Municipal Stadium in Duluth, Minn.
Conner Rusch’s two-seam fastball was working. It was moving all over the place, wherever Rusch wanted it to go. There were pop-ups and strikeouts, but most batters hit weak ground balls, just like they always do when Rusch is at his best.
The journeys for Tyler Hermann and Daniel Salters were much different. But the destination for the third and fourth hitters in the Eau Claire Express lineup is the same.
Nothing has changed in the race for the Northwoods League’s North Division second-half title.
Jeff Hendrix scored on a wild pitch and Brady Burzynski’s RBI single brought home Jack Zoellner to end a long Friday night for the Eau Claire Express with a 6-4 11-inning victory over the Rochester Honkers at Mayo Field in Rochester, Minn.
A four-RBI night from Drew Turbin and a sparkling start from Peter Hendron was more than enough for the Eau Claire Express on Thursday night in a 9-1 win over the Rochester Honkers at Mayo Field in Rochester.
Despite Jack Zoellner’s first-inning grand slam, the Eau Claire Express fell to the Mankato MoonDogs 8-6 on Sunday in Northwoods League action at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minn. It was the second consecutive loss for the Express, who had won seven in a row prior to arriving in Mankat…
Brett Synek had a two-run single during a six-run seventh inning to help the Mankato MoonDogs to an 8-4 win over the Eau Claire Express in Northwoods League action Saturday night at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minn. That snapped the Express’ seven-game winning streak.
The Eau Claire Express sent nine hitters to the plate in the first inning Friday in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Daniel Salters had three hits and an RBI and Jeff Hendrix homered as the Eau Claire Express beat the Alexandria Blue Anchors 4-2 on Wednesday night at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria, Minn.
Mike Barajas went 6-for-8 with six RBIs over two games to help the Eau Claire Express sweep a doubleheader from the Alexandria Blue Anchors on Tuesday in Alexandria.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Daniel Salters is an imposing figure as he stands tall in the left-handed batters’ box. His swing is quiet, smooth, effortless, yet the bat head flies through the zone. And the ball jumps off his bat with an easy power that reflects his size and strength.
Jordan Ruckman kept getting mad at himself. Walks and hit batters were the only things getting him into trouble.
There were plenty of fireworks Friday night. Just not the kind the Eau Claire Express were hoping for.
When Drew Turbin got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the eighth of a tie game Monday afternoon, the Express players sprung from the dugout to celebrate the victory.
St. Cloud’s Boo Vazquez brought a back-and-forth game to an end Sunday, hitting a walk-off home run off Brett Seeberger in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rox a 7-6 win over the Eau Claire Express at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.
Aron McRee finished what CJ Eldred started, allowing just four hits in six shutout innings Friday to give the Eau Claire Express a 9-2 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks in Mequon in a game that was resumed after being suspended in the top of fourth Thursday night.
Four Rochester Honkers pitchers held the Eau Claire Express to three hits and sent them to a 3-0 loss in Northwoods League action Wednesday night at Mayo Field in Rochester, Minn.
Sal Taormina sparked an early offensive outburst and the Thunder Bay Border Cats dealt the Eau Claire Express a 10-5 loss Monday night in Northwoods League action at Tbaytel Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
For the second straight night, the Eau Claire Express got off to a hot start. For the second straight night, the Waterloo Bucks battled back to take the lead in the middle innings before the Express rallied in the eighth. And like the night before, the rally came up just short.
Bus troubles had the Waterloo Bucks rolling into Carson Park just a half hour before the first pitch Wednesday night, but it was Eau Claire who looked like they could have used some extra time to warm up.
It seemed that the baseball gods had no interest in letting the Eau Claire Express finish a game over the past few days.
The planned doubleheader between the Eau Claire Express and the Willmar Stingers was postponed Sunday in Willmar because of unplayable field conditions after heavy rain suspended Saturday night’s game in the first inning.
Drew Turbin and Tyler Jones drove in runs in the fourth inning and Andy Davis took care of the rest as the Eau Claire Express picked up a 2-1 Northwoods League victory over the Duluth Huskies on Wednesday night at Wade Stadium in Duluth, Minn.
The Eau Claire Express will hold a family fun day Friday, July 25 at Carson Park. Children ages 7-12 can train with the Express from 1-3 p.m. At the free clinic, they’ll learn drills, meet Express players and tour the park. Attendees should bring baseball gloves and wear athletic gear.
Tyler Jones would love to stay in Eau Claire all summer and play baseball for the Express. It sounds a lot better than what the freshman will be doing when he returns to the Air Force Academy in late June — trying to stay alive.
Kevin Kaczmarski doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Waterloo Bucks to a 9-8 victory over the Eau Claire Express on Monday night at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.
After a hot start the bats went cold for the Eau Claire Express on Sunday in an 8-4 road loss to the Waterloo Bucks in Northwoods League action.
The Eau Claire Express bounced back from a loss Friday night to beat the Mankato MoonDogs, 4-1 on Saturday in Mankato.
The Eau Claire Express couldn’t get it done on the road Friday night, falling to the Mankato MoonDogs, 4-3, for their second straight loss.
Former Eau Claire Express standout Casey Gillaspie was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the MLB draft on Thursday and ex-pitcher Paul Voelker went to the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round on Friday.
Not much had come easy for the Eau Claire offense in the first five games of the season. Twice the Express had to manufacture runs late to pull off wins. Two other lackluster days at the plate led to losses.
Pitcher Andy Davis, a Chippewa Falls McDonell grad, was rocked in two innings of work, giving up five runs in the bottom of the second, as the Eau Claire Express were dropped by the Rochester Honkers 7-1 on Friday.