Huskies lose late lead, fall to Waterloo

(Duluth, MN) —The Huskies losing streak stretched to five with another disappointing collapse in the ninth inning.  Despite a two-run lead as late as the eighth inning, the Huskies fell to the Waterloo Bucks on Friday night, 7-6.

Austen Christensen had two hits and scored two runs to pace the Huskies on a night where they only tallied six total hits.  Dom Brugnoni had one hit, one RBI, and scored two runs, Alex Greene had one each of a hit, walk, RBI, and run scored, and Keach Ballards’ two RBI came from a big double in the sixth that gave the team a momentary lead.  Sean Poppen provided three innings of relief while allowing two hits and one run.   

With the long home stand over, the Huskies travel to Green Bay for a two game set, Thunder Bay for one, and Rochester for two before coming home on the fourth of July.

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