EC Legion wins tourney title Levi Schaller pitched six strong innings and the lineup provided a balanced attack as the Eau Claire Pizza Hut Post 53 19U Legion baseball team defeated Madison 10-1 on Sunday to win the Don Schlutter Central Wisconsin Classic title in Plover. Schaller threw six innings of three-hit baseball and struck out eight to get the win for Eau Claire, which grabbed its second tournament championship in two weeks after winning its home River City Classic last weekend. Five
The Eau Claire Express scored a run in six of the nine innings, and everybody in the lineup reached base in a 15-5 pounding of the Waterloo Bucks in Northwoods League baseball action on Sunday in Waterloo. The win marked a clean sweep of the Bucks in the two-game road series. Spencer Myers, Scott Ogrin, Alec Trela, Andrew Pratt and Noah Sifrit all had two hits apiece, while Myers, Pratt, Nick Brueser and Sifrit all plated three runs apiece. Eau Claire got things going in the second
The Eau Claire Express scored 10 runs in the final three innings to pull off a 12-5 comeback win over Waterloo on Saturday. Trailing 5-2 entering the seventh, Eau Claire struck for three runs on RBIs from Spencer Myers, Zach Gilles and Alec Trela to tie the game, and took a 6-5 lead when Gilles scored on a wild pitch. A five-run eighth inning was highlighted by a two-RBI double by Gilles, a Chippewa Falls native. Nick Brueser added an RBI single in the ninth. The Express pounded 12 hits in
Horseshoes Tavern League July 11 Results: Liner def. Charlies 12-4, Fox Run def. Eagles Club 9-7, Bateman def. Sandbar 9-7; Brown Hut tied Frog Hop 8-8. High Ringers: Jimmy Gwiazdon 41, Dick Pagenkopf 40, Norm Falch 39, Randy Luedtke 35, Kevin Patterson 35, Angie Hazen 32, Gary Olson 31, Cat Abrecht 30, Jeff Reetz 30. Standings: Liner 100-44, Fox Run 86-58, Brown Hut 77-67, Frog Hop 73-71, Bateman 73-71, Eagles 69-75, Charlies 56-88, Sandbar 42-102. Golf Hallie Tuesday Morning Women July
PITTSBURGH — Once wasn’t enough for Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. They hit back-to-back home runs for the second time Saturday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of a doubleheader 6-2 over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Pirates leading 3-0 in the eighth, Marte hit his 13th homer over the left-field wall before Polanco hit his 16th to right-center to make it 5-0. They also hit consecutive home runs in the first inning of the Pirates’ 2-1 win earlier
Water Street Mile Top Finishers 1. Matt Cooper, Green Bay, 4:15.4; 2. Patrick Treacy, Fall Creek, 4:32.5; 3. David Ecker, Eau Claire, 4:33.4; 4. Mike Fifield, Oconto Falls, 4:33.9; 5. Mike Friedman, 4:34.2; 6. Isaac Bohaty, Cornell, 4:34.7; 7. Nathan Jackson, Eau Claire, 4:35.3; 8. Connor Dolan, Eau Claire,4:37.3; 9. Daniel Bessler, 4:37.8; 10. Chad Couser, 4:41.0; 11. Matt Lancour, 4:42.4; 12. David Rosenlund, 4:44.1; 13. Nick Wagner, Eau Claire,4:44.1; 14. Riley Huffmam, Eagan, Mn., 4:44.2;
Bill Wampler has donned plenty of jerseys over the course of his basketball career. There was the kelly green uniform, one he sported during a historic four years with Eau Claire Regis. Then there was the blue and white of Drake University, a jersey he played in for two years. He swapped that for Wright State’s white, green and yellow a year ago. His next color scheme tops them all: Red, white and blue. Wampler will play for the U.S. team at the FISU America Games in two weeks in Sao
Matt Cooper enjoyed his time back with his UW-Eau Claire alumni buddies. So much that he cruised to runaway victory in Saturday morning’s Water Street Mile. The 2016 Blugolds graduate led almost all the way and threatened the course record, winning in 4 minutes, 15.4 seconds — 17.1 seconds ahead of runner-up Patrick Treacy, who set the course standard at 4:14 minutes flat two years ago. “This is an awesome feeling,” said the 24-year-old Green Bay resident.
The Eau Claire Express split two games with La Crosse at Carson Park on Friday. Game one was a continuation of a suspended game from Thursday night. La Crosse won in walk-off fashion, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth on an Eau Claire error to grab a 6-5 victory. The Express responded with a 6-1 win in the nightcap. Nick Brueser slugged his fourth home run of the year as part of a 3-for-4 day at the plate, and newly-christened All-Star Scott Ogrin also tallied three hits. Cody
It’s barely been a month since the Michigan Tech women’s basketball program named one of its most decorated alums — Durand native Sam Hoyt — as head coach, the first time she’s been one in her young career. But getting ahold of her is already a tough task, and you’d best be around the phone when she calls. You may not get a chance again soon. This week, for instance, she was camped out in the Chicago area recruiting for several days straight.