The Eau Claire Express bats went cold on Saturday night in a 7-1 loss to Mankato on the road. Eau Claire mustered six hits, and scored its lone run in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Eau Claire North grad Adam LaRock. Devon Garcia, who went 2-for-4, was the only Express player to have a multi-hit game. The Express couldn’t solve MoonDogs starter Jarod Wright, who pitched seven scoreless innings to get the win. Mankato pulled away by scoring four times in the fifth inning, with a
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Jaelin Williams feels Eau Claire Pizza Hut/Post 53 has regained its hitting stride. “As a team we hit a lot better today,” said the right fielder. “We hit the way we should’ve hit the rest of the season. We’re in a groove.” Pizza Hut (22-7) gets a chance to prove that today when they meet Chippewa Falls Post 77 in a battle of unbeatens at 4 p.m. in the AAA Legion regional at Casper Park. Eau Claire advanced with a 10-0 win over La
Horseshoes Tavern League July 18 Results: Fox Run def. Bateman 11-5, Frog Hop def. Sandbar 11-5, Eagles tied Charlies 8-8, Liner tied Brown Hut 8-8. High ringers: Randy Luedtke 41, Jimmy Gwiazdon 40, Tom Machnik 36, Randy Barnes 36, Josh Welke 35, Dick Pagenkopf 34, Roger Hargrave 33, Moose Steinmetz 32, John Reiter 32, Cathy Albrecht 30, Jeff Kunz 30. Standings: Liner 108-52, Fox Run 97-63, Brown Hunt 85-73, Frog Hop 84-76, Bateman 78-82, Eagles 77-83, Charlies 64-76, Sandbar 47-113.
EAU CLAIRE 10, LA CROSSE 0 EAU CLAIRE (10) AB-R-H-RBI: Zac Stange, ss, 4-1-2-1, Mitch Froehlich, 2b, 3-0-1-0, Tanner Halvorson, dh, 3-1-1-0, Ethan Kjellberg, 1b, 3-1-1-3, Jaxon Kostka, cf, 4-2-2-0, Jaelin Williams, rf, 3-2-3-3, Kas Palzkill, lf, 3-2-1-0, Jack Brown, 3b, 2-0-0-0, Cole Lekvin, c, 3-1-2-0; Draeson Marcoux, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 28-10-13-7. LA CROSSE (0) Brandon Merfeld, cf, 3-0-1-0, Jacob Savodelli, 3b, 2-0-0-0, Nick Schlicht, ss/p, 2-0-0-0, John Savodelli, 2b, 2-0-1-0, Kyle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez started his fifth straight All-Star Game, though it was more for his reputation than what he’s done offensively this season. That could be changing. Perez homered, reliever Brian Flynn picked up the win with three scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Saturday night. The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 29-30. Perez belted his 14th homer with Mike Moustakas aboard in the first.
MILWAUKEE — Manny Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Friday night. NL West-leading Los Angeles was held in check by Wade Miley before going ahead to stay in the seventh. Moments after Yasmani Grandal was cut down at the plate on a nice pickup by catcher Manny Pina, Taylor singled in Chase Utley to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Machado’s second
MILWAUKEE — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a teenager, Hader said. He sought to reassure fellow Brewers that the vile words didn’t represent the man he has become, one who has learned — in part because of baseball — to reject the
Two big innings proved costly for the Eau Claire Express in a 9-3 loss to the St. Cloud Rox in the nightcap of a doubleheader Friday night at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, Minn. The Rox pushed across five in the third and four more in the fourth and went on to earn the victory and a split for the night. Cody Milligan had a pair of hits to lead Eau Claire. Andrew Pratt hit a solo home run and a two-run shot and Scott Ogrin added a solo blast for his seventh longball of the summer in the opener,
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — A light rain in the morning that gave way to soft sunlight in the afternoon took some of the sting out of Carnoustie. Just not all of it. Kevin Kisner found that out with one swing that erased his two-shot lead Friday in the British Open and left him tied with housemate Zach Johnson. He hit an 8-iron that only needed to go 150 yards to clear the Barry Burn in front of the 18th green. Instead, it floated out of the yellow grass to the right, bounced off the
EAU CLAIRE 4, MERRILL 0 MERRILL (0) AB-R-H-RBI: Holden Smith, 3b, 3-0-1-0; Peyton Becker, ss, 3-0-0-0; Brody Gehrke, cf, 2-0-1-0; Casey Hoffman, lf, 3-0-1-0; Adam Detert, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Vinnie Gaulla, rf, 3-0-2-0; Alex Gehrke, 2b, 2-0-0-0; Jaden Sutts, ph, 1-0-0-0; Brett Seubert, p, 3-0-0-0; Dan Duginski, c, 2-0-1-0. Totals: 25-0-6-0. EAU CLAIRE (4) Zac Stange, ss, 3-1-1-0; Mitch Froehlich, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Draeson Marcoux, 3b, 2-1-0-0; Cooper Kapanke, 1b, 3-0-2-2; Jaelin Williams, rf, 1-0-0-1;