Mike Barajas went 6-for-8 with six RBIs over two games to help the Eau Claire Express sweep a doubleheader from the Alexandria Blue Anchors on Tuesday in Alexandria.

Barajas hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the first inning Monday at Carson Park before the game was suspended in the third inning due to rain. After it resumed Tuesday in Alexandria, Jeff Hendrix added a solo home run to help the Express (5-2, 21-19) win 6-3.

Eau Claire North grad Tyler Hermann went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Aron McRee pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball to pick up the save.

Eau Claire trailed 1-0 heading into the top of the sixth inning of the second game when Barajas gave the Express the lead with a two-run double. He plated two more in the seventh with a single to send Eau Claire to a 5-1 win.

Connor Rusch gave up a run on five hits to pick up the win. Taylor Duree threw two hitless innings to pick up the save for the Express, who have now won four in a row to jump into first place in the North Division second-half standings.


Express 6, Blue Anchors 3

ALEXANDRIA (3)

AB-R-H-RBI: Craig Nennig, c, 3-0-0-0; Jake Bergren, lf, 4-1-1-0; Kris Goodman, 3b, 4-1-1-0; Roman Collins, rf, 3-1-1-1; Nehwon Norkeh, cf, 4-0-2-1; Ricky Sanchez, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Aaron Gretz, c, 3-0-0-0; Ben Allen, dh, 4-0-2-0; Cam Duzenack, 2b, 3-0-0-0. Totals 30-3-7-2.

EAU CLAIRE (6)

Peter Van Gansen, ss, 4-1-1-0; Mike Porcaro, 2b, 3-2-2-1; Tyler Hermann, 1b, 4-0-3-1; Daniel Salters, c, 4-1-1-1; Brian Mundell, dh, 4-1-0-0; Mike Barajas, rf, 4-0-3-2; Jeff Hendrix, cf, 4-1-1-1; Brent Gibbs, 3b, Brady Burzynski, lf, 4-0-0-0. Totals 35-6-12-6.

Alexandria 000 000 300 — 3 7 1

Eau Claire 310 000 11x — 6 12 0

E — Nennig. LOB — Alexandria 5, Eau Claire 6. 2B — Van Gansen, Hermann. 3B — Barajas. HR — Hendrix. SB — Nennig, Gibbs. CS — Barajas.

Alexandria IP H R ER BB SO

Austin Smith, L 2 6 4 2 1 1

Zach Muckenhrin 5 4 1 1 0 3

Rob Mouton 1 2 1 1 0 0

Eau Claire

Ian Doughty 4 1 0 0 1 3

Orlando Meza, W 2 5 3 3 0 1

Aron McRee, S 3 1 0 0 2 3

WP — Douhgty, Meza, McRee. HBP — Doughty, McRee.

Express 5, Blue Anchors 1

EAU CLAIRE (5)

AB-R-H-RBI: Peter Van Gansen, ss, 4-0-1-0; Drew Turbin, 2b, 3-1-0-0, Daniel Salters, dh, 4-2-2-0; Brian Mundell, c, 4-1-1-0; Jeff Hendrix, cf, 3-0-2-0; Mike Barajas, rf, 3-1-3-4; Jack Zoellner, 1b, 4-0-0-0; Brent Gibbs, 3b, 4-0-1-1; Brady Burzynski, lf, 3-0-1-0. Totals 32-5-11-5.

ALEXANDRIA (1)

Craig Nennig, ss, 1-0-1-0; Jordan Lee, lf, 3-0-1-1; Kris Goodman, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Roman Collins, cf, 3-0-0-0; Ricky Sanchez, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Nehwon Norkeh, dh, 3-0-1-0; Dalton Leuschke, rf, 2-0-0-0; Lukas Hermanson, c, 3-0-0-0; Cam Duzenack, 2b, 2-1-1-0. Totals 23-1-4-1.

Eau Claire 000 003 2 — 5 11 0

Alexandria 001 000 0 — 1 4 3

E — Nennig, Hermanson, Blake Bass. LOB — Eau Claire 9, Alexandria 4. 2B — Barajas. SB — Barajas, Lee, Norkeh.

Eau Claire IP H R ER BB SO

Conner Rusch, W 5 4 1 1 2 1

Taylor Duree, S 2 0 0 0 1 1

Alexandria

Blake Bass, L 5 1/3 6 3 1 1 3

Aaron Rozek 2/3 2 0 0 0 1

Ryan Hamilton 3 1 2 2 1 0

Sean Stutzman 3/3 2 0 0 0 1

WP — Bass.