Express Earn Victory Over Bucks
Eau Claire, WI – Strong pitching led the Eau Claire Express (7-14) to a victory over the Waterloo Bucks (7-13) Tuesday night at Carson Park.
The Express jumped out to an early lead in the 1st inning. Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) singled to get on base and Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State) walked to advance Myers to second. Nick Brueser (Stanford) would move Myers to third on a fielder’s choice and Myers then scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian). Ryan Bishop (Dallas Baptist) would lead off the bottom of the 6th inning with a double and would later score on an error by Waterloo’s shortstop. Scott Ogrin would be well welcomed back to Eau Claire after his solo shot in the bottom of the 8th to make the score 3-0 in favor of the Express. Fans roared as Ogrin jogged the bases.
Justin Slaten (New Mexico) had another great start for the Express. The sophomore went five innings, giving up no runs and allowed four hits. Slaten is back at the top of the Northwoods League strikeout leaderboard, recording eight tonight to bring his total to 38 on the season. Reagan MacDonald was dominate out of the Express bullpen. The tall lefty pitched four innings, only giving up two hits and three walks to the Bucks. MacDonald would fan seven during his time on the mound.
Eau Claire finishes the homestand tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20th at 6:35 pm. We will be giving away Eagles concert tickets to one lucky fan! The game is presented by Charter Bank. It is also Buck Night, including $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer and $4 wine for the first three innings!
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.