The Duluth Huskies (12-13) beat the Waterloo Bucks (16-8) Saturday night after a 2 and half hour rain delay.
The Huskies wasted no time getting started scoring 2 in the bottom of the 1st on a single from Dillion Paulson and a sacrifice fly from Reid Long. The Huskies then added to their lead by 1 in the bottom of the 2nd by capitalizing on an error made by the shortstop. The Bucks didn’t score until the top of the 4th on a double by Luke Stratman, which was also their first hit of the game. In the top of the 6th the Bucks inched closer to the Huskies lead by scoring 1 on a sacrifice fly from Robert Neustrom. The Huskies scored 2 more on a wild pitch and a single from Carter Hanford in the bottom of the 8th. The Bucks were unable to respond with a run. The final score was 5-2 Huskies.
Riley Gates earns the win after tossing a great game for 5 innings allowing only 1 hit with 1 run, 3 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Trevino Rodriguez tossed for an inning and Drew Mullinax tossed for 2 innings. Nate Hadley earns the save for the Huskies tossing 1 inning. Steven Baker gets the loss for the Bucks tossing 4.2 innings with 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts.
The Huskies finish their 6 game home stand Sunday afternoon against the Bucks. It’s Books and Baseball day at the Wade. Children under 8 will receive a free book sponsored by Michaels, the Duluth Children’s Museum, The Duluth Public Library and the Library Foundation. Huskies players will read to the kids before the game. First pitch is set for 3:05 with gates opening at 2:05. Then the Huskies will be on the road to Mankato Monday and Tuesday. For more information, contact the Duluth Huskies front office at 218-786-9909 or firstname.lastname@example.org