The Eau Claire Express were rained out of Thursday’s game against the St. Cloud Rox in St. Cloud. The two teams will play a doubleheader today, the first being at 4:05 p.m. with the second scheduled for around 35 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Eau Claire has won four out of its last five ballgames.
High fastball for you. A splitter starting at the knees and ending at the shins for you. And a slider on the outside corner too tempting not to chase for you. On a night dubbed Christmas in July, Eau Claire Express starting pitcher Carson Rudd gifted the Waterloo Bucks a variety of two-strike pitches with most resulting in punchouts as the Stanford sophomore-to-be threw 63 shutout innings and struck out a half dozen in his best start of the summer. All but one of those Ks were swinging in Eau
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
A day after being shut down at the plate, the Mankato MoonDogs vented some frustration on Wednesday night. The MoonDogs clubbed 12 hits in a 10-3 win over the Eau Claire Express at Carson Park, salvaging a series split. The Express hurt themselves with five errors, and couldn’t keep up with Mankato at the plate. Mankato improved on Tuesday’s one-run, three-hit loss in a big way up and down its lineup. On the other side of things, Eau Claire struggled to get to Mankato starter Adam
For Nick Brueser, there’s no sweeter feeling than squaring up a baseball and watching it soar over the outfield fence. It’s safe to take his word for it. There aren’t many his age who know more about sending balls out of the park. Brueser slugged his way to the 2016 High School Home Run Derby championship at the MLB All-Star break festivities as a junior. Surrounded by the best in the big leagues, the future Stanford Cardinal and Eau Claire Express player hit four home runs
David LaManna did his college mascot proud on Tuesday. Fortune smiled on the Eau Claire Express catcher, who plays college baseball at Notre Dame. Hitting with the bases loaded and the game tied at one in the fourth inning, the Fighting Irish backstop lofted a softly-hit fly ball to shallow right field. The blooper hooked just inside the foul line for a double, allowing every Eau Claire baserunner to score and break the game open with a 4-1 lead. Good placement, or the luck of the Irish?
The Rochester Honkers couldn’t figure out Eau Claire Express starting pitcher Andrew Dean on Monday night. Unfortunately for the Express, Dean couldn’t stay on the mound forever. After the southpaw exited the game with seven scoreless innings of two-hit baseball, Eau Claire’s bullpen gave up the team’s one-run lead almost immediately on three singles in the first four batters it faced. Prior to that, the Honkers had been set down in order from the third through
For the second straight day, the Eau Claire Express needed a comeback to win — albeit less dramatically than erasing an eight-run deficit the night before in La Crosse. But for the second straight day, Nick Brueser provided a big home run to spark Eau Claire. After belting out two in an 11-8 win over the Loggers on Saturday night, the Stanford first baseman hit what turned out to be the game-winning home run in the top of the fourth as Eau Claire came back from two down to knock off the
The Eau Claire Express scored 11 unanswered runs in the final three innings to rally from an 8-0 deficit and defeat the La Crosse Loggers 11-8 on Saturday in La Crosse. After falling behind 8-0 after the first two innings and being held scoreless through six, Nick Brueser got the comeback started with a solo home run to lead off the seventh. He wasn’t done yet, adding another solo homer in the eighth. Garrett Gouldsmith hit run-scoring singles in both the seventh and eighth for three