Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Express rally falls short in sixth straight loss

The Eau Claire Express had the tying run on third, but their ninth-inning rally came up short in a 5-4 loss to the Willmar Stingers on Tuesday night in Willmar, Minn.

Ryan Bishop scored on a wild pitch and two runs came around to score on a single by Cody Milligan to make it 5-4 in the ninth with two outs. But after Andrew Pratt’s single put Milligan on third, Phillip Sikes struck out and the Express dropped their sixth straight game.

Justin Slaten took his first loss in three decisions despite striking out 11 in 5q innings for the Express. Garrett Gouldsmith led the Express with two of their six hits.

STINGERS 5, EXPRESS 4

EAU CLAIRE (4)

AB-R-H-RBI: Spencer Myers, lf, 4-1-0-1; Cody Milligan, 3b, 4-0-1-0; Andrew Pratt, 1b, 4-0-1-0; Phillip Sikes, dh, 5-0-1-0; Nate Thimjon, rf, 4-0-1-0; Ryan Bishop, c, 2-1-0-0; Devon Garcia, cf, 4-1-0-0; Garrett Gouldsmith, ss, 4-1-2-0; Adam LaRock, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Justin Slaten, p, 0-0-0-0; Colton Hale, p, 0-0-0-0; Tyler Strzelczyk, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 34-4-6-1.

WILLMAR (5)

Jaxon Hallmark, lf, 4-0-0-0; Caleb Ricca, ss, 3-1-1-2; Tyler Reichenborn, cf, 4-0-1-1; John Trousdale, 3b, 3-0-1-0; Jayson Newman, dh, 4-0-1-0; Matt Malkin, 1b/c, 4-0-1-0; Cal Elvers, c/rf, 3-2-1-0; Sebastian Samuels, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Keanu Dizor, rf, 1-1-0-0; Davis Elliot, 2b, 2-1-2-2; Trevor Divinski, p, 0-0-0-0; Braxton Johns, p, 0-0-0-0; Jake Drew, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 30-5-8-5.

Eau Claire 000 010 003 — 4 6 2

Willmar 000 110 30x — 5 8 3

E — Thimjon, LaRock, Hallmark, Trousdale, Elliot. LOB — Eau Claire 9, Willmar 6. DP — Eau Claire 1, Willmar 1. 2B — Gouldsmith, Trousdale, Elliot 2. HR — Ricca. CS — Trousdale, Malkin, Elliot.

Eau Claire IP H R ER BB SO

Slaten (L, 2-1) 5 2/3 5 2 2 2 11

Hale 2 3 3 3 1 2

Strzelczyk 1/3 0 0 0 0 0

Waterloo

Divinski (W, 1-1) 6 3 1 1 2 3

Johns 2 1/3 1 2 1 2 3

Drew (S, 1) 2/3 2 1 0 1 2

WP — Slaten, Hale, Johns, Drew. HBP — Pratt (by Divinski), Ricca (by Slaten), Dizor (by Hale).

A — 872.


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