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Express Downed by Duluth

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Duluth, MN – The Eau Claire Express (15-12, 34-29) were downed by the Duluth Huskies (17-10, 30-33) at Wade Stadium on Thursday night. The Express could not get things going offensively and couldn’t sharpen pitching as they fell to the Huskies by a final of 9-1.

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The lone Express run scored in the top of the 1st inning. Brock Burton (Grand Canyon) hit a ground rule double that bounced over the right field wall. Burton stole third base and sprinted to score on an error by Duluth’s catcher.

It was all Huskies after that. Duluth answered with a run in the bottom of the 1st, scored 5 runs in the 3rd inning, and plated a run in each the 5th, 6th, and 8th innings. This put Duluth in a 9-1 lead, a score that held to be final. 

Colt Mink (Flagler College) took the loss after throwing 5.0 IP and giving up seven runs, six being earned. Kuster Kinlecheenie (Montevallo) entered for 2.0 innings and an unearned run scored during his time on the mound. Wyatt Stute (Nebraska Wesleyan) pitched a one run bottom of the 8th inning to finish the game.

Eau Claire will continue on the road trip that will last through the weekend. They return home to Carson Park on Monday, August 5th for a 6:35 pm first pitch. It’s Bus’ting at the Seams School Supply Drive night! School is almost back in session and Student Transit want you to help them fill the bus with supplies for area schools. Check out our social media for a chance to uncover a special discount at tonight’s game.

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The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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 (MIA). 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.