The Eau Claire Bears opened up their CRBL season with a bang. The Bears rallied together for 18 hits on the day to beat the Eau Claire Rivermen 12-2. Jimmy Thill lead the team in hitting, going 4-4 with 3 RBI and a walk. Josh Halling added 4 hits with 2 Doubles 3 runs scored and a stolen Base. Sam Janni was 3-4 with 3 RBI and 2 walks. Reed Pecha also added 4 hits and 3 Stolen Bases on the day. Blake Johnson was dominant on the mound retiring 19 of the first 20 batters he faced and going 7 innings, allowing just 3 hits, 1 walk,and 1 earned run, with 6 Strikeouts as well. Johnson (1-0) lead the team to their first CRBL victory on the year. This also marks rookie manager Chevy Tollefson first CRBL win as manager.