Express Bats Come Alive in Win Over MoonDogs
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (4-3) bounced back from a tough loss and downed the Mankato MoonDogs (4-3) by a score of 6-1. Eau Claire’s bats showed life and starter Revels dazzled on the mound.
The Express wasted no time getting on the board, scoring one in the 1st inning. Three consecutive singles from Spencer Myers (Notre Dame), David LaManna (Notre Dame) and Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly) loaded the bases and Nick Brueser (Stanford) hit a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Myers.
Eau Claire’s big inning was the bottom of the 4th, with three runs scoring. Adam LaRock (MATC) reached on a walk and Devon Garcia (Ohio) advanced him to second with a single. The bases were once again loaded after a walk by Spencer Myers. David LaManna hit a huge 3 RBI double to clear the bases and put the Express up 4-1. This clutch hit would earn LaManna the Express Player of the Night honors. Another run came in the 5th inning when Nick Brueser scored on a ground out hit by Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State). Finally, Spencer Myers hit a sac fly to left which scored Devon Garcia in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Justin Revels (Illinois Springfield) got the start for the Express tonight. The junior went 6 innings, giving up one run on two hits and six walks. He recorded two strikeouts tonight. Coming out of the bullpen was Chippewa Falls native, Trevor Olson (Xavier). Olson would earn a three inning save, allowing only one hit and issuing one walk. The freshman held the MoonDogs scoreless during those three innings and struck out two.
The Express will host the MoonDogs for the series finale tomorrow, July 11th, at 6:35 PM. It’s Pint Glass Giveaway (ages 21+), sponsored by Satellite Six! Fan aged 21 and older will receive an Express pint glass while supplies last. It 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.
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.