Express End in the Wrong Side of Pitchers’ Duel
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (3-3) dropped the second game in the home and home series with the Rochester Honkers (2-4). It was a battle between the pitching staffs from Rochester and Eau Claire as the Express lost 2-1.
Andrew Dean (Illinois-Springfield) got the start for the Express and pitched an absolute gem. The junior went seven shutout innings and only allowed two hits from the Honkers. The lefty struck out six on the day. Jimmy Fouse (Dallas Baptist) struggled on the mound. He received the loss after allowing two runs off three hits in one inning. Manny Castellano (Cumberlands) came in and pitched a scoreless 9th inning, giving up one hit.
The lone Express run came in the bottom of the 4th inning off an Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) solo shot that went over the right field fence. Pratt also had a double, finishing 2-3 on the night. Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State), Noah Sifrit (Oklahoma State), and Devon Garcia (Ohio) each collected a single on the night.
Eau Claire will continue the homestand tomorrow night, July 10th, at 6:35 PM. It’s Bad Gift Night! Bad gifts will be given away as prizes. For only $12, fans 55+ can take in a game at Carson Park and receive a hot dog and soda with their ticket.
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.