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Thunder Bay’s Pitching Staff Stifles Express

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Eau Claire, WI – It was a beautiful night for baseball at Carson Park, but the Eau Claire Express (1-1) were outmatched by the Thunder Bay Border Cats (1-1). The Express lost 6-1 as the pitching staff of the Border Cats came up big.

Eau Claire could only muster up four hits on the night. Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) got the first Express hit, a single in the bottom of the 4th. He would quickly be erased with a 4-6-3 double play. Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State) lead off the 8th with a single but was left stranded on first. The last two hits came in the bottom of the 9th. Jimmy Glowenke (Dallas Baptist) began with a single and was thrown out at second base trying to stretch it into a double. Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) sent a ball over the right field wall for his first home run of the season. The solo shot put the Express on the board.

Carson Rudd (Stanford) got the start in front of the home crowd. He pitched five innings giving up four runs on four hits and five walks. He struck out five Border Cats. Trevor Olson (Xavier) came in and threw three innings of relief. The Chippewa Falls native allowed one run off one hit and four walks. Jimmy Fouse (Dallas Baptist) worked the 9th inning. One run would cross home for Thunder Bay, but it was not earned. Fouse gave up one hit and one walk.

Eau Claire heads to La Crosse tomorrow to begin a two game set against the Loggers on Friday and Saturday (7/6-7/7). They travel to Rochester for the first game of a home and home series on Sunday, July 8th. The Express will be back in town on Monday, July 9th, for a 6:35 pm first pitch. Join us for Bark in the Park, presented by emBARK! Enjoy the baseball game alongside your furry friend. Dog bandanas will be given away to fans. Fans will also be able to receive a complimentary chair massage from Paradise Massage while taking in an Express game!

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.