The streak ends: Border Cats salvage series
All good things must come to a close, and for the Eau Claire Express, that happened to be a five-game winning streak.
It took just one bad inning for the Thunder Bay Border Cats to prevent a perfect six-game homestand, as the team from north of the border scored five times in the top of the seventh to beat the Express 6-2 in front of 1,223 people at Carson Park.
Eau Claire tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third when Tyler Hermann was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Lane Milligan.
The very next inning, Brian Sicher scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-1.
But the Border Cat bats were just too much, belting out 12 hits in the contest to end the streak.
On the mound, Andy Davis was sensational throughout the first six innings for the Express, giving up just one run, unearned, and striking out six guys.
Eau Claire now hits the road for a six-game road trip starting tomorrow against the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.