The Eau Claire Express and La Crosse Loggers were in a pitcher’s duel Thursday night in Eau Claire. Dietrich Enns (Central Michigan) came out with the win after throwing 8.0 innings while giving up six hits. Enns gave up one run while striking out seven and walking three. The Express starter now moves to 1-1 on the season with a 1.71 ERA. Tony Mueller (Winona State) was the tough luck loser giving up one earned over 6.0 innings.
Enns earned first-team All-MAC honors and became the first Chippewa to win the MAC Freshman of the Year award this spring. The Frankfort, Ill., native went a perfect 7-0 pitching mostly out of the bullpen. His 2.12 ERA is currently the 14th-best figure in the country while his 5.16 hits per nine innings ranks third and his 9.71 strikeouts per nine innings 58th.