Eau Claire (WQOW) — It’s been quite the journey for Eau Claire Express field manager Dale Varsho, and pitching coach Vic Cable. Dating back to 2005, both won their first game together in the Northwoods League and now have won their 500th.
The win came in thrilling fashion on June 20th in Waterloo, as Eau Claire rallied with five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Bucks 10-9. Varsho and Cable have had their fair share of ups and sown together over the last 15 years, including winning a championship back in 2010. But now they are part of a rare club, and couldn’t imagine doing it with a better organization.
“It’s just a privilege to be part of a classy organization like the Express, and to know that you hit a milestone,” says Cable. “It’s more for the organization and the players that have been involved throughout the years, and how honored I’ve been to be part of their participation.”
“They’re hard to come by in this league. It’s very competitive each year, and you just kind of have to grind it through,” Varsho says. “But if it wasn’t for the memories of the players, there’s no way we could continue. So, Vic and I have great memories just being here at Carson Park.”
For Varsho and Cable though it’s more than just being part of the Express organization, it’s about a friendship that dates back to the 90’s. From their days of playing together for the Eau Claire Cavaliers, to now coaching together at Carson Park. It’s been quite the journey to 500 wins, and they’re happy to be next to each other since the beginning.
“When I took over in 2005, that was the first call I made was Vic. Knowing that he has off summers, knowing that he could teach all year, and coach in the summertime is right up his alley,” says Varsho. “And if you ever saw him as a player he was a huge competitor, so that’s what’s fun about him. He’s always on time, he’s always here, he’s the same mold, and really wants to do best for his players.”
“The only reason that I’ve stayed as long as I have, is because of my friendship and involvement with Dale,” Cable says. “He’s a class act and I’ve always enjoyed being part of his organization, and probably will until he decides to hang it up.”