Eau Claire, WI – On a hot and humid night, the Express were not able to capitalize on their early-game momentum, losing to the Loggers 1-5.
Jacob Taggart (Utah Tech) was the first man on the mound for the home team, throwing 4.0 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 1 strikeout. Although giving up minimal damage in his appearance, he took the loss as the Express were not able to get the lead back after going down 1-0 in the 2nd.
The Loggers had solid contributions from a variety of their players, including starting Pitcher/DH Seth Cox. Cox did damage on the mound and at the plate to Eau Claire.
Defensive Errors on the Express’ part hurt their defensive chances, as only 2 of La Crosse’s 5 runs were earned tonight.
Eau Claire was able to narrowly avoid the shutout, as Ryan Nagelbach (UIC) cranked the only extra-base hit of the night for the club in the bottom of the 8th. His double over the right fielder’s head drove in teammate Nate Witte (UW-Eau Claire) to bring the score to 5-1.
That’s where the scoring stopped for both teams on the night though, as La Crosse split the 2-game series with the Express.
The Express will be back in action tomorrow night vs. the Honkers in Rochester. First pitch will be at 6:35 pm CT. Tune into the game on the NWL Website, or listen along on the radio/online at 106.7-Moose Country.
The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 325 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. 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.