Huskies handled by Thunder Bay
(Duluth, MN) — The relentlessly cold and windy weather didn’t faze the visiting Thunder Bay Border Cats on Tuesday, as they took two games from the Huskies, 8-4 in game one and 12-6 in game two.
Game one saw the Cats outhit the Huskies 12 to 6. Trent Chatterton and Austin Christensen each had two hits and an RBI to lead the offense. Cory Copping took the loss on the mound.
The second game was even less kind to the Huskies, as they were out hit 20-9 in the 12-2 route. Keach Ballard continued his hot streak on this home stand, picking up two hits and scoring one run. Brent Urabe also knocked out two hits. Chase Hoag threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to finish the game for the Huskies.
The Huskies will get the chance to salvage a win on the last game of the series tomorrow night at 6:35pm for our Bark in the Park promotion.
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.