Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Express fall in extras again to MoonDogs

The Eau Claire Express dropped their second-straight extra-inning game Friday night at Carson Park, losing 6-5 in 10 innings to the Mankato MoonDogs.

The Express had the winning run cut down at the plate in the ninth, and Garrett Mitchell scored the eventual winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the 10th.

Eau Claire had 17 hits in the game, but just three after the fifth inning and all but a Connor Laspina double were singles.

The teams traded three-run frames in the fifth, with Ryan Bishop and Laspina knocking in runs with RBI singles in the Express half. Nick Brueser scored the tying run on a groundout by Mitchell Buban.

Isaiah Davis took the loss despite giving up just one run in 4q innings of relief. Starter Andrew Dean went five innings, giving up five runs on six hits and five walks.


Mankato 020 030 000 1 — 6 12 0

Eau Claire 011 030 000 0 — 5 17 0

WP: Brandon Pfaadt (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K). LP: Isaiah Davis (4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K). Leading hitters — Mankato: Kyle MacDonald 3x5 (2 2B, RBI), CJ Huntley 2x4 (2 RBI), Garrett Mitchell 2x5 (RBI). Eau Claire: Andrew Pratt 4x5 (RBI), Connor Laspina 3x5 (2B, RBI), Spencer Myers 2x4, Adam LaRock 2x4, Nick Brueser 2x5, Chase Scharnek 2x4.

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