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Published On: June 1st, 2016

The Duluth Huskies (1-0) are off to a great start as they take the season opener from the Willmar Stingers (0-1).

It was a pitchers duel at the Beehive until the top of the 6th, when Steven Neutzling walked, and Chase Barbary advanced him to 2nd  An error by Greg Lambert allowed Neutzling to score, Barbary to 3rd, and Daniel Gardner to 2nd. Hits by David Kyriacou, Matt Brown, Carter Hanford, and Mitch Reeves had the Huskies up 5-0 after the end of the inning. In the 8th, Carter Hanford advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch and Mitch Reeves took advantage and shot a double to centerfield, scoring Hanford and making the score 6-0.

Huskies starting pitcher, Mitch Bauer, went 6 innings with 2H, 0BB, and 7K. Stingers starting pitcher, Corey Binger, went 6 innings with 6h, 5R, 1BB, and 4K. Ryan Tapani came in for Huskies in the top of the 7th and pitched 1 inning with 1BB and 1K. Wade Regas came in to pitch in the top of the 8th, and closed the game with 3K to complete the shutout.

The Huskies finish the series at Willmar tonight with first pitch scheduled for 7:05.

The Huskies then travel to Thunder Bay on Thursday for a two game series, and are back at the Wade for the season home opener on Saturday,  June 4th at 7:05 against the Mankato Moondogs. Season tickets or 7-game punch cards are available now. For more information, contact the Duluth Huskies front office at 218-786-9909 or huskies@duluthhuskies.com.

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