The Duluth Huskies (28-41) lost a tough game to the Rochester Honkers (20-49) Thursday night at Wade Stadium.
The Honkers jumped out to an early lead against the Huskies Thursday night as they scored 4 runs in the top of the 2nd inning. Joey Czarske scored the first run of the game when he came acorss on a Cole Heavilin single. The next batter, Josh Hauser, followed with a sac fly which scored Jackson Thoreson. Later in the inning, Kyle Kasser doubled to score Turner Buis and Heavilin.
The Huskies were able to cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the 3rd. The Huskies first run came across when Daniel Amaral scored on an Austin Bernard single. The next batter, Dillon Paulson, followed with a single of his own to score Bernard.
After the 3rd inning, both pitchers settled in and no more runs were scored until the top of the 9th inning when Buis scored on a Casey Worden sac fly. At the end of the night, the scoreboard read Honkers 5 Huskies 2.
Fred Manke got the start for the Huskies and earned the loss after tossing 7.0 innings allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, on 4 hits while walking 5 and striking out 1. Alex Ferguson came into the game in relief of Manke and tossed 2.0 innings allowing 1 run, 0 earned, on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3.
The Huskies are back at Wade Stadium tomorrow night for the last home game of the season. First pitch against the Rochester Honkers is scheduled for 6:35 with gates opening at 5:35. In every inning throughout the game, the Huskies will be giving away various prizes as part of their nine innings of winning promotion. After the game make sure you stick around for post-game fireworks and a concert by Big Wave Dave and the Ripples! For more information, contact the Duluth Huskies front office at 218-786-9909 or email@example.com