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Eau Claire Bests Duluth in Pitchers Duel

(Duluth, MN) — Last night’s extra inning affair lasted nearly five hours; that time was nearly cut in half tonight at Wade Stadium thanks to solid pitching and defense from both teams.  Throwback night pitted the Duluth Dukes against the Eau Claire Bears, and in the end the Dukes offense fell just short of the 9th inning comeback bid and fell to the Bears, 2-1.

Riley Sanderson was solid in his third start of the year, going through 6 2/3 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits.  Kevin Folman finished the impressive outing with 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.  The offense had a hard time figuring out Eau Claire pitcher Andy Davis, as the local product out of St. Scholastica went seven full and allowed only four hits. 

Tomorrow is the start of a new series against the Alexandria Blue Anchors, with the first pitch set for 6:35pm.

The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies2.com.