Thunder Bay, Ontario (WQOW) -- The Express scores eight runs on twelve hits, but it's not nearly enough, as Thunder Bay knocks around a trio of Eau Claire pitchers en route to a 12-8 win at Port Arthur Stadium.
A three-run fifth inning, highlighted by RBI doubles from Zach Gilles, Luke Bandy, and Kyle Marinconz, gives the Express a 6-3 lead, but the Border Cats answer with two runs of their own in the bottom half of that frame. Thunder Bay puts the game away with a four-run eighth, including back-to-back homers from Collin Rosenbaum and Kevin Biondic.
Eau Claire will play at Duluth, Wednesday night. The Express and Huskies are off on Thursday, before resuming their home-and-home series with a game Friday night at Carson Park.