Huskies put it all together, beat MoonDogs
(Duluth, MN) — The Huskies didn’t let last night’s late breakdown effect them on the field today, and strong pitching, hitting and fielding led to a 6-2 win over the visiting Mankato MoonDogs to salvage a split in the two game series.
Keach Ballard stole the show offensively, picking up three hits, two RBI, and two runs. Vinny Rodriguez had one hit and two RBI, Trent Chatterton had one hit and two runs scored out of the second spot, and Brent Urabe had one hit and an RBI. Patrick McGrath was solid through six innings on the mound, only allowing two runs while striking out two. Josh McLaney threw two hitless innings in relief.
The Thunder Bay Border Cats will come to Duluth for a three game series tomorrow afternoon. Game one of a pair will start tomorrow at 12:05pm, with the second, separate game starting later that evening at 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.