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Published On: July 12th, 2018

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Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (4-4) fell to the Mankato MoonDogs (5-3) with a final score of 10-3. The Express pitching staff faltered, and the offense could not come up with timely hits.

Carson Rudd (Stanford) started for the Express and received the loss. Rudd went three innings and gave up seven runs, six earned, on six hits and two walks. Manny Castellano (Cumberlands) impressed out of the bullpen, throwing three innings in relief. The lefty only allowed three hits and struck out two on his way to Express Player of the Night honors. Tyler Strzelczyk (MATC) surrendered three runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks in the 7th inning. Austin George (College of Charleston) pitched scoreless 8th and 9th innings.

The Express got on the board in the 2nd inning. Adam LaRock (MATC) and Noah Sifrit (Oklahoma State) walked and Devon Garcia (Ohio) hit an RBI single to score LaRock. In the 4th inning, Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State) reached on a walk and was driven in on Sifrit’s RBI double. The run came in the 6th inning. Cody Milligan, Adam LaRock, and Devon Garcia all singled to load the bases. Milligan scored for the second time on the day after Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) grounded out.

Eau Claire travels to Copeland Park in La Crosse tomorrow, July 12th, to face the Loggers in the first game of a home and home series. The Express are back at Carson Park on Friday, July 13th. It will be Home Run For Life presented by Mayo Clinic Health Systems! There will also be a spectacular postgame fireworks show courtesy of Time Federal Savings Bank.

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 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.