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Express Stumble, Fall to Stingers

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Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express lost 8-2 against the Willmar Stingers tonight at Carson Park. The Express offense and pitching struggled and the Stingers proved to be too much for the home team.

The Express scored their first run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) led off with a single and advanced to second on an error by the Willmar shortstop. Pratt would score in the next at bat after an error by the Stingers’ second baseman. The other run for Eau Claire came in the 8th. Pratt started with a double and scored on another error by Willmar’s second baseman.  Pratt collected two of the Express hits and scored both of the runs. The third hit for Eau Claire was a single from Jimmy Glowenke (Dallas Baptist).

Starter Justin Revels (Illinois Springfield) faltered in his performance this evening. He went 3.2 innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on three hits, four walks, and struck out four. Manny Castellano (Cumberlands) made his 2018 Express debut, throwing 3.1 innings and allowed two runs on one hit with five walks. Tyler Strzelczyk (MATC) was on the mound for the last two innings. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks.

The Express will finish the short home stand tomorrow night against the Stingers with a 7:05 pm first pitch. It will be Home Run For Life presented by Mayo Clinic Health System with a postgame fireworks show! We hope to see you at Carson Park for an exciting night.

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.

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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.