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Huskies Win Fifth Straight

The Duluth Huskies (18-16) beat the Rochester Honkers (7-26) Sunday afternoon at Mayo Field.

For the second day in a row the Huskies beat the Honkers by a score of 13-8 and extended their winning streak to 5 games.

The Honkers took the lead in the 1st inning when Kyle Kasser scored on a Casey Worden single; the Honkers added another run in the 2nd inning when Turner Buis drew a bases loaded walk to score Jacob Thomas. In the top of the third the Huskies batted around the order and plated 5 runs. The runs were scored by David Kyriacou, Daniel Amaral, Liam Sabino, Dillon Paulson, and Justin Ambrosino. The Huskies lead would not last however as the Honkers scored 4 runs in their portion of the 3rd inning making the score 6-5 Honkers. The Huskies would retake the lead in the top of the 4th thanks to sac flies by Sabino and Paulson and would never look back. They would add to that lead in the top of the 5th thanks to a lead-off homerun by Reid Long; in the top of the 7th when Kyriacou and Amaral both scored; and in the top of the 8th when Long led off with his 2nd homerun of the day and Carter Hanford and Jake Pries both scored later-on in the inning to make the Huskies score 13.

Alex Ferguson got the start for the Huskies and threw 2.1 innings allowing 6 runs on 7 hits walking 4. He was replaced by David Kroger. Kroger picked up the win after throwing 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits walking 3 and striking out 1. Drew Mullinax pitched the final 2 innings and allowed 0 runs on 0 hits.

The Honkers, already having a stressed pitching staff, had a rough day as they sent 6 different guys to the mound, including 2 position players. Max Gamboa got the start for the Honkers and tossed 2.1 innings allowing 3 runs. He was replaced by Sam Bjorngjeld who tossed 0.2 innings allowing 3 runs. Robert Paccione was the third pitcher used by the Honkers. He picked up the loss after tossing 1.0 inning and allowing 1 run. Tanner Schumacher was the four pitcher used by the Honkers. He pitched 2.0 innings allowing 1 run. Keaton Weisz was the first position player to take the mound for the Honkers in the game. He went 1.0 inning and allowed 5 runs. Drew Ellis was the second position player used by the Honkers. He pitched the final 2 innings and was the only Honkers pitcher to not allow a run.

Daniel Amaral had a monster day at the plate and on the base-paths for the Huskies today. He went 5-5 with 3 runs scored, 2RBIs, 1 walk, and 4 stolen bases.

The Huskies will return to Wade Stadium on Monday, July 4 to battle the Willmar Stingers. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05. July 4th is Military Appreciation Day! Military members get in FREE and 50% off tickets for their families! For more information, contact the Duluth Huskies front office at 218-786-9909 or huskies@duluthhuskies.com