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Express Drop Game 1 of Bismarck Series

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Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (13-20) dropped game one of the two game series in Bismarck against the Larks (22-11) with a final score of 5-1.

The Express offense outhit the Larks but failed to score more than one run. Eau Claire threatened in the 3rd inning. Noah Sifrit (Oklahoma State) singled and was advanced to second on a Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) sac bunt. Sifrit moved to third on a wild pitch but would not score. The Express would put a runner on third again in the 4th inning. Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State) reached on a fielder’s choice. Andrew Pratt slashed a double to center field to put Milligan at third. However, lack of timely hitting hurt the Express and both runners would be left stranded.

Eau Claire scored in the 5th inning. Noah Sifrit walked then advanced to second after Spencer Myers singled to left field. Jimmy Glowenke (Dallas Baptist) flew out to right field, moving Sifrit to third on the play. Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly) hit an RBI single to center field, allowing Sifrit to score. Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) led the way at the plate for the Express, finishing 3-4.

Josh Gaworski (Concordia-St Paul) started for Eau Claire, throwing 6 innings. Gaworski gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks. He would strikeout five Larks. Scott Ogrin made his debut on the mound and allowed three runs on three hits over the course of one inning. Isaiah Davis (Fresno State) pitched a scoreless 8th inning.

Eau Claire will finish the Bismarck series on Sunday against the Larks. They will then head to Willmar for a series with games being played on July 2nd and 3rd. The Express will welcome Thunder Bay to Carson Park on Wednesday, July 4th. It will be Fourth of July Postgame Fireworks! The game is presented by Cohen Law Offices, LLC and fans will receive a baseball giveaway (while supplies last). Wednesday is also Buck Night, which includes $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.

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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.