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Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (6-14) got back in the win column on Sunday afternoon after defeating the Duluth Huskies (14-6) in the series finale.
Eau Claire first got on the board in the 3rd inning. Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) singled to lead off the inning. He advanced to third base due to an error on a pickoff attempt and would slide into home plate following a wild pitch. Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State) walked, David LaManna (Notre Dame) hit a single, and Andrew Pratt was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Devon Garcia drove in the run on a sacrifice fly to the right fielder. In the 5th inning, Andrew Pratt roped an RBI double, scoring LaManna. The Express runs that came in the 6th and 7th innings were both scored on errors by Huskies’ fielders. Adam LaRock (MATC) had a big night at the plate, going 3-4. Myers, Milligan, LaManna, and Pratt all finished the day 2-4 with a run scored.
Josh Gaworski (Concordia-St. Paul) started for the Express and went 6 innings, giving up one earned run on four hits and four walks. Gaworski was cruising along with five strikeouts before an hour long rain delay ended his night. Trevor Olson pitched the 7th inning, giving up three earned runs off three hits. His night was also cut short due to the second rain delay of the game. Phillip Sikes finished the game for the Express, going two innings without allowing a run.
Eau Claire has the day off tomorrow, June 18th, before continuing the homestand on Tuesday at 6:35 pm. It will be Toilet Paper Appreciation Night, sponsored by the Eau Claire YMCA. Fans that bring toilet paper to donate to the Family Resource Center will receive a voucher for a $1 Hot Dog!
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.