Express End Skid
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (5-13) entered play today on an 8 game losing streak and looked to today’s game against the St. Cloud Rox (9-9) as a chance to snap that streak. The Express did just that, defeating the Rox 4-3.
Justin Revels (Illinois Springfield) had a very strong start. He went 6.1 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits and three walks while recording six strikeouts. Phillip Sikes (New Mexico) relieved Revels in the top of the 7th inning. The bases were loaded but Sikes shut down the Rox. The key moment in the game was a bases loaded strikeout to preserve a one run Express lead. Sikes was named the player of the night after his performance.
The Express offense finally came alive in tonight’s contest as the team scored four runs on eight hits. Three runs were scored in the 5th inning. Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) had an RBI walk that scored Tommy Gillman (Midland JC). The big hit of the inning came from newcomer, Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State). He hit a 2 RBI single to put the Express on top 3-1. In the bottom of the 6th, Garrett Gouldsmith (New Mexico) drove in David LaManna (Notre Dame) on an RBI single, scoring the final Express run of the night.
The Eau Claire Express welcome the Duluth Huskies to town for a 6:35 pm first pitch tomorrow evening. The game is presented by Subway and it will be the second night for the reading club. Orenda Fugue will perform on the plaza prior to the game, sponsored by OakLeaf Clinics!
Season tickets and 5-Game Packs are on sale now. 5-Game Packs include a reserved seat, Express jersey, Express hat, Express mug, and unlimited food and beverage for $70. Click here to purchase your 5-Game Pack online and we will contact you about your seats. You can also call us at (715)839-7788. Jersey sizes will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.