Memorial Baseball Team Opens Season With Two Wins

Coach Casey Eckardt's Eau Claire Memorial baseball team figures to be a force in the Big Rivers conference in 2007. The Old Abes opened their season Monday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep over La Crosse Central, winning 12-1 in game one, and hanging on to take game two, 5-4. Luke Merritt tossed a one-hitter in game 1, while Nolan Fadness cracked a grand slam homerun.