After narrowly missing clinching a playoff berth towards the end of the first half of the season, the Bucks opened up the second half in exciting fashion, defeating Eau Claire in 11 innings.
The Express outplayed the Bucks offensively for most of Wednesday's contest, out hitting the Bucks by four. The Bucks were able to bounce back from a late 2-1 deficit, though, as the eleventh inning saw Kevin Kaczmarski line a pitch into the gap and score David Kerian from second base.
Aaron Myers earned the victory for the Bucks, going two innings and striking out three. Starter Cody Sedlock pitched well enough to earn a victory, allowing two runs (one earned) and six hits over five innings. The offense could not come through until late, though, and he was credited with a no decision.
Eric Gleese took the loss for Eau Claire, his second loss of the season. Express starter Conner Rusch allowed one run and three hits over five innings and earned a no decision.
For the Bucks, this is their thirteenth come from behind victory on the season.
Game two of the second-half opening series takes place at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday at Riverfront Stadium. Colin Wendinger will take the hill and make his Bucks debut in that one.