Turbin, Call lead Eau Claire past Duluth
After breaking a four-game losing streak Sunday afternoon, Eau Claire Express catcher Daniel Salters said the team tried to loosen up, which is something they hoped to carry to Duluth.
It appears they did just that, as the Express offense came alive in a 7-3 win over the Huskies Monday night at Wade Stadium.
The orange and black pounded out 12 hits on the road to back a solid start from Brett Seeburger to remain very much in the hunt for the second half crown in the North Division.
The Express got on the board first as Drew Turbin singled in Peter Van Gansen in the top of the first inning.
In the top of the fourth, Alex Call signled in Turbin and Brian Mundell to make it 3-0.
The Huskies tacked on a run to cut the deficit to two in the bottom of the fifth, but the Express responded right away with three in the top of the sixth to blow the game open.
Mundell launched his fourth home run in the summer and second in three days, Call doubled in Turbin and Brent Gibbs chased Call home on an RBI single.
Turbin touched home plate for the third time in the contest in the top of the seventh when he scored on a throwing error.
Call finished the night with three RBIs while Turbin wound up having his best game of the season by going 4-for-4 at the plate with the three runs and one RBI.
Seeburger picked up his first win of the year by going six innings, allowing two runs and striking out four. Aron McRee pitched two hitless, scoreless innings while Travis Neubeck finished things off for the Express.
Eau Claire and Duluth are back at tomorrow from Wade Stadium at 6:35 p.m.