Box Score Virtual Guide
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (5-14) were not able to overcome an early deficit and dropped the first game of a two game set with the Duluth Huskies (14-5) by a score of 10-5.
The Express pitching staff struggled to control Duluth’s offense. Jake Harrison (UT-San Antonio) could only throw one inning before exiting the game due to Northwoods League pitching guidelines. Harrison would give up four earned runs on six hits. Tyler Strzelczyk (MATC) would come in relief for two innings before he too exited the game due to the 35 pitches an inning limit. The sophomore gave up four runs, none were earned. Colton Hale (Illinois-Springfield) pitched the majority of the game for the Express, going 5 innings allowing one run off three hits and two walks. Reagan MacDonald came in to finish the game, throwing one inning giving up one run on one hit.
Eau Claire’s offense is finally starting to heat up. The team first scored in the 5th inning. David LaManna (Notre Dame) drove in Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) on a sacrifice fly. The bottom of the 6th inning was very good to the Express. Ryan Bishop (Dallas Baptist) started with a single. Adam LaRock (MATC) then walked and Noah Sifrit (Oklahoma State) hit an RBI double to score Bishop and advance LaRock to third. Myers hit an RBI single to drive in LaRock and move Bishop over to third base. Sifrit would score the final run of the inning after an RBI single hit by Cody Milligan.
The Express will have another game at Carson Park tomorrow afternoon. We hope to see you celebrating father’s day with us! Gates open at 1:00 pm and first pitch is slated for 2:05 pm. Daniel Tiger will be at the game to meet and take photos with kids. After the game there will be a poster giveaway and autographs with the team!
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.