The fourth inning has been a rocky one for the Eau Claire Express lately. Just one day after allowing five runs in the fourth inning to the Waterloo Bucks, the Express gave up a four spot in the inning and couldn’t recover, falling 7-6 in Waterloo on Sunday.
A fourth-inning hiccup and a pair of late runs cost the Eau Claire Express who fell 8-5 to the Waterloo Bucks on Saturday in Waterloo.
Tanner Kohlhepp pitched seven standout innings of one-run baseball on the mound, and Vincent Martinez added a crucial RBI single in the ninth as the Eau Claire Express defeated Waterloo 3-2 on the road Friday.
Just one night after being stripped of career win No. 500, Eau Claire manager Dale Varsho and pitching coach Vic Cable finally got over the hump 24 hours later with a 10-9 win over the Waterloo Bucks.
Keeping players healthy is of paramount importance to the Northwoods League. On Wednesday night, the Eau Claire Express learned the hard way when the team was stripped of a 4-2 win over the Thunder Bay Border Cats due to a violating a pitching rule.
It’s fitting Eau Claire Express infielder Matt Bottcher plays his college ball for the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames since he’s been absolutely red hot to start his Northwoods career.
Eau Claire starter Nate Davis pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits, as the Express earned a 5-0 win against the Thunder Bay Border Cats Tuesday night at Carson Park.
The Eau Claire Express never waited long to rally.
The Eau Claire Express dropped the first game of Saturday night’s doubleheader with Duluth in extra innings, with Aaron Greenfield’s RBI single in the eighth making the difference in a 5-4 Huskies win at Carson Park.
A two-run single from Phillip Sikes in the 10th inning proved enough for the Eau Claire Express, who took down the Mankato MoonDogs 7-4 in extras.
The Eau Claire Express were swept by the Willmar Stingers in a road doubleheader on Tuesday, bringing the team’s five-game winning streak to an end. The Express weren’t able to get much from their usually strong lineup, falling 8-3 in the first game and 7-3 in the second.
Matt Bottcher extended the Eau Claire Express winning streak to five games, hitting a walk-off single in the 10th inning to earn a 5-4 victory against the Thunder Bay Border Cats Monday night.
Garett Lake could tell Thunder Bay Border Cat pitcher Lucas Reid was off. When the Eau Claire designated hitter got the count up to 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, he knew he’d either swing at his desired pitch or watch it go by.
The Eau Claire Express almost had a streaker on Saturday night at Carson Park.
The Eau Claire Express responded well after getting shut out in the first game of a doubleheader against La Crosse on Thursday, bouncing back in game two with a 7-3 win.
The Eau Claire Express got a standout relief outing from Eau Claire native Jack Brown, but the offense couldn’t put enough runs on the board to help him out as they fell 3-2 to the La Crosse Loggers on Wednesday at Carson Park.
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The Eau Claire Express got the pitching it’s been waiting for through the first seven games of the season on Monday night. The offense was just as dominant, adding up to the team’s most complete game thus far.
Express lose 11-5 to Duluth
After giving up 14 or more runs in each of its first four games of the season, the Eau Claire Express were desperate for someone to step up on the mound.
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The Bismarck Larks pulled away late, scoring 10 runs in the eighth inning to best the Express, 15-2, in Eau Claire's season opener.
The Eau Claire Express only return six players from 2018, so there are many new faces for fans to learn when the season opens on Tuesday. Here's a quick look at each of the players expected to suit up with the team this summer.
The final week of the offseason can be a tad stressful for Eau Claire Express field manager Dale Varsho. He’s still not entirely sure what he’s roster will look like on opening day.
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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.