Huskies win it in the 12th
(Duluth, MN) — Dom Brugnoni played the part of late-game hero on Thursday night in St. Cloud, as his 12th inning RBI single gave the Huskies a 5-4 lead that Steve Villines and the defense held on to.
Brugnoni's big hit was one of the four he had on the night, along with two RBI. Dom Miroglio also had four hits with one run scored. Keach Ballard gave the Huskies the lead in the 3rd with a two run home run, his third of the season. His shot was part of a four-run outburst in the 3rd. Eric Peterson had one hit and one RBI.
The bullpen trio of Josh McLaney, Devon Torres and Steve Villines shut down the Rox offense over the final 6 2/3 innings, combining to give up only five hits with six strikeouts. Villines threw 3 of those innings to earn the win.
The Huskies and Rox will face off again tonight at 7:05pm.
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.