Jeff Hendrix scored on a wild pitch and Brady Burzynski’s RBI single brought home Jack Zoellner to end a long Friday night for the Eau Claire Express with a 6-4 11-inning victory over the Rochester Honkers at Mayo Field in Rochester, Minn.

The first-place Express (11-5) now have a short turnaround, playing a pair of afternoon doubleheaders today and Sunday on the road against second-place Willmar.

Eau Claire looked to have Friday’s game won in the 10th when Daniel Salters hit a solo home run, but the Honkers scored in the bottom half to extend the game.

With the Express trailing 3-0, Hendrix hit a solo home run and Zoellner a two-run blast in the fifth inning to tie the game.

LJ Brewster hit a two-run home run off Eau Claire starter Brett Seeburger, who gave up three runs in four innings.


Express 6, Honkers 4

EXPRESS (6)

AB-R-H-RBI: Peter Van Gansen, ss, 5-0-1-0; Lane Milligan, rf, 6-0-0-0; Daniel Salters, c, 5-1-3-1; Brian Mundell, dh, 5-0-0-0; Drew Turbin, 2b, 5-0-0-0; Jeff Hendrix, cf, 3-2-1-1; Brent Gibbs, 3b, 4-1-0-0; Jack Zoellner, 1b, 4-2-2-2; Brady Burzynski, lf, 2-0-1-1; Brett Seeburger, p, 0-0-0-0; Orlando Meza, p, 0-0-0-0; Eric Gleese, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 39-6-8-5.

HONKERS (4)

Ryan Boldt, cf, 5-2-2-0; Alex Schultz, 1b, 4-0-2-0; Connor Schaefbauer, ss, 5-0-1-1; John Schuknecht, 3b, 4-0-1-1; Reid Roper, 2b, 5-1-1-0; LJ Brewster, dh/p, 5-1-1-2; Casey Fletcher, rf, 2-0-1-0; Corey Hassel, lf, 3-0-0-0; Jack Goihl, c, 5-0-0-0; Nick Gruener, p, 0-0-0-0; Seth Holbert, p, 0-0-0-0; Will Bamesberger, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 38-4-9-4.

Express 000 030 000 12 — 6 8 3

Honkers 021 000 000 10 — 4 9 0

E — Van Gansen, Salters 2. LOB —  Express 8, Honkers 10. 2B — Salters. HR — Salters, Hendrix, Zoellner; Brewster. SB — Boldt, Schuknecht, Hassel. SAC — Schultz.

Express IP H R ER BB SO

Seeburger 4 4 3 2 2 1

Meza 5 4 0 0 2 2

Gleese, W (2-2) 2 1 1 1 2 5

Honkers

Gruener 6 4 3 3 1 5

Holbert 1 0 0 0 1 2

Bamesberger 2 1/3 2 1 1 2 3

Brewster, L (0-1) 1 2/3 2 2 2 2 2

WP — Meza 2, Gleese 2; Holbert 2, Brewster 2. HBP — Seeburger, Gleese;  Gruener, Holbert.

T — 3:30. A — 1,240.