The Duluth Huskies (29-41) beat the Rochester Honkers (20-50) in their rain-shortened, home finale.
It was a night filled with rain, excitement, and delays as the Huskies battled the Honkers in their last home game of the season. The Huskies started off hot scoring 5 runs in the bottom if the 1st inning. Daniel Amaral scored the first run of the game when he came across on a Dillon Paulson single. Two batters later, Austin Bernard hit a single of his own scoring Tyler Duex. Carter Hanford followed with a single scoring Paulson. Two batters later, Casey Moses singled to score Bernard. Brendan McClary followed with a single to score Hanford.
The Honkers were able to put a run on the board in the top of the 2nd when Joey Czarske scored on a Josh Davis single. The 2nd inning also saw a 90-minute rain delay which chased both starters from the game.
With rain continuing to fall, the Huskies added to their lead in the 4th and 5th innings. Moses tripled to lead off the bottom of 4th and scored on an error by the right fielder. Paulson led off the bottom of the 5th with a homerun to make the score 7-1 Huskies. Later in the inning, Moses hit his second triple of the game to score Bernard and Bart In Den Kleef.
During the middle of the 6th, another rain delay was called by the umpires and 15 minutes later, the game would be called giving the Huskies an 9-1 victory in their home finale.
Henry DeCaster got the start for the Huskies and tossed 2.0 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits while striking out 1. Marcus Frederickson came into the game in relief of DeCaster and earned the win after tossing 4.0 innings allowing 0 runs on 2 hits while walking 2 and striking out 7.
The Huskies finish their season on the road Saturday and Sunday in Eau Claire. Saturday’s first pitch from Carson Park is scheduled for 6:35. The Duluth Huskies would like to thank all their fans for a great season and we can’t wait to see you all again next year at Wade Stadium. For more information, contact the Duluth Huskies front office at 218-786-9909 or firstname.lastname@example.org