Huskies Sweep Alexandria in Dominating Fashion
(Duluth, MN) — Finally playing in favorable weather, the Huskies broke out of a recent slump in nearly every phase of the game. In doing so, they completed a sweep of the Alexandria Blue Anchors, winning the first game 10-4 and the second 7-4.
The first game was an offensive show for the home team. Three different players picked up three hits; Vinny Rodriguez highlighted the game with a grand slam home run over the right-center wall in the 5-run first inning. He finished a perfect 3-3 at the plate with two runs scored and four RBI. Austin Christensen (Nebraska) had three hits, an RBI, and two runs scored in his first game as a Huskie. Dom Brugnoni was the final piece of the trio, picking up three hits and an RBI. Kevin Peters (West Florida) was solid on the mound, allowing only six hits and two earned runs over six innings.
Austin Christensen turned to the mound for the second game, completing 4 1/3 innings while allowing only one run on three hits to earn the win. Michael Tinsley had two hits, one RBI, and one run scored out of the leadoff spot. Nolan Johnson picked up two hits and an RBI, Vinny Rodriguez had another hit and RBI.
The Huskies start a four game road trip in Waterloo tomorrow, with the next home stand starting next Wednesday the 18th against Mankato.
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