Loggers Fall Short in 4-5 Loss to Express
LA CROSSE, WI – After an exciting game the night before against the same team. The Loggers would fall just short and split the series with the Eau Claire Express. Although the Loggers had a more explosive offense, they were unable to score in the later innings of the game resulting in a 4-5 loss.
RHP Garrett Christman (Butler) was the Loggers' starter tonight. He would pitch 4.2 innings allowing five runs on six hits. The performance of the night would go to relief pitcher, LHP Jason Seever (Arizona). Seever did everything he could to get the Loggers back into the game. In 4.1 innings of work, he allowed no runs on no hits and, impressively, struck out seven batters. Unfortunately, the offense would fall short after not being able to produce a run after the fifth inning. The win would go to the Express right-hander, Lane Ramsey, and the save to RHP Victor Chavez.
Totaling eight hits tonight, the Loggers' offense was able to hit, but not able to string enough together in the later innings of the game. Although the Loggers fell tonight, the stars at the plate included Mitchell Morimoto (Arizona) going 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Korey Lee (California) going 3-for-4 with three RBI.
The entire Northwoods League will now be on a three-day All-Star Break, as the All-Star Game is set for Tuesday, July 18 in Wausau, WI. RHP Derik Beauprez (Nova Southeastern) and 3B David Villar (Florida) will proudly represent the La Crosse Loggers. Your Loggers will return home on Thursday, July 20 to play host once again to the Express. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM! It is The $200 Paper Airplane Challenge: First 500 fans receive a piece of paper for the post-game Paper Airplane Challenge with $200 going to the winner! Thursdays also call for "Happy Hour" with HOWIE'S ON LA CROSSE starting when gates open at 6:00 PM! See you at The Lumberyard!