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Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express (14-20) were defeated by the Mankato MoonDogs (23-11) with a final of 9-0 on Friday night. The Express offense ran out of hits, as they could only muster up one on the night.
Carson Rudd (Stanford) had a beautiful start for the Express. The freshman went seven innings, giving up only one earned run (two runs scored unearned) on four hits and two walks while striking out nine. Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) allowed six earned runs during 0.2 innings. Ryan Bishop (Dallas Baptist) finished the night on the mound, going 1.1 scoreless innings and striking out one.
The lone hit for Eau Claire was a single hit by David LaManna (Notre Dame) in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Express did have more players get on base. Adam LaRock (MATC) and Nick Brueser (Stanford) both walked twice while Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) and Scott Finberg (Century College) were hit by a pitch.
Eau Claire begins their last series of the season, a two game set against the St. Cloud Rox, tomorrow at 6:35 pm. Pit Wagon will perform before the game on the plaza, presented by OakLeaf Clinics! Then join us for the final game of 2018 on Sunday, August 12. First pitch is set for 2:05 pm. Stay after the game for a poster giveaway and autographs with the team!
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