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Huskies fall to MoonDogs on chilly night

(Duluth, MN) — It was a cold and windy night at Wade Stadium, and although both teams performed well offensively, the Mankato MoonDogs came through when they needed to and defeated the Huskies, 5-2 in the second of the two game home stand.

On a night that didn’t get above 50 degrees, the Huskies picked up 11 hits, but struggled to follow through with runners on base.  Alex Greene had two hits, Keach Ballard added three hits and one run scored to his recent hot streak, and Vinny Rodriguez had a pair of hits, including a double and RBI.  Jon Hander picked up a second inning triple and was then pushed in on a Dom Brugnoni groundout.  Josh McLaney was solid in relief, throwing three innings and allowing only one hit to keep the game close.

Huskies travel to Waterloo for a two game set before starting a six day, seven game home stand against Mankato on Sunday.   

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