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Express Topped by Stingers in Extra Innings Pitchers’ Duel

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Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (14-18) continued their final homestand of the season, taking on the Willmar Stingers (22-11) on Wednesday night. It was a beautiful night for baseball and the stands were full of fans cheering all night long as a pitchers’ duel took place on the field. The Stingers took control in the 10th inning, topping the Express 4-1.

Justin Revels (Illinois-Springfield) was spectacular in his final outing. The junior came one strike short of a complete game shutout. Revels tossed 8.2 innings and only gave up one run, a solo home run in the top of the 9th. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out six. Andrew Lee (Century College) return to the Carson Park mound for the first time since June 7th. He took the loss after giving up three runs on one hit and four walks in one inning. Austin George (College of Charleston) pitched 0.1 innings.

The lone Express run came in the bottom of the 6th inning. Nick Brueser (Stanford) crushed his 7th home run of the season over the left field wall. There were runners in scoring position in the 2nd inning, but Eau Claire failed to score. Connor Laspina (Flagler College) singled, Drew Hmielewski (Minnesota) walked and Chase Scharnek (MATC) hit a fielder choice that advanced Laspina to third.

Eau Claire welcomes the Mankato MoonDogs to town tomorrow for a two game set. Game one on August 9th has a scheduled 6:35 pm first pitch. It is Mustard Night presented by Silver Spring Foods! In partnership with the Eau Claire Express and Feed My People Food Bank, come join us for a night at the ballpark. Purchase a general admission ticket for the Express baseball game that night and enjoy these included activities:

♦ Mustard Exchange!

→ Exchange a mustard bottle, get a FREE Silver Spring mustard!

♦ Games, Raffles & Prizes!

♦ Juggling, Balloons, & Face Painting!

♦ Entertainment between innings!

♦ Appearances by: Colonel Mustard, Trax & Trix!

♦ SO MUCH MORE!

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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.