Express Break Out the Brooms, Complete Sweep Against Rochester
Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Express continue to dominate at home, adding another home sweep to their resumé after beating the Rochester Honkers by the score of 5-1.
It was a pitchers’ duel early on, with neither team scoring through the first four frames. Trey Felker (Montevallo) got the start on the bump for the Express and was dominant in his six innings of work, allowing just one run on four hits and adding seven punchouts. David Rodriguez (Delta College) pitched well for four frames before the Express were finally able to get to him.
The Express broke the 0-0 tie in the 5th inning, putting up two runs thanks to an RBI single off the bat of Max Coupe (Skyline College) and an RBI groundout from Benjamin Rosengard (Rice). They would go on to add one run in the 7th and two runs in the 8th to ensure the victory. Newcomer Trevor Haskins (Stanford) had two hits, including a double, while Sam Hunt (Vanderbilt) and Reed Latimer (Montevallo) contributed two hits and an RBI.
Adam Stanton (Iowa Western CC) entered the game in the 8th with the bases loaded and no one out but was able to strike out three straight batters to hold Rochester scoreless. He retired all six batters faced, striking out five en route to earning the save.
The Express will play the first game of a home and home series against the La Crosse Loggers tomorrow at Carson Park at 6:35 CT.
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