Sun Comes Out, but Huskies’ Bats Go Cold
The forecast called for inclement weather on Sunday, but the only thing that rained on the Huskies was more misfortune. The Waterloo Bucks came to Duluth to play a two game set, and took game one of the series by a final score of 7-2.
Anthony Ruden (1-0) took the ball for the Bucks and was seemingly unhittable. He went 6 1/3 allowing one run on six hits. The Huskies failed to threaten with those six hits. Their only run off of Ruden came with two outs in the second, after Isaac Collins put up a tough 12 pitch at bat and drew a bases loaded walk.
Piero Amador (1-1) got the start for the Huskies. He gave up a bases clearing triple in the second inning to Keaton Presley, just past the outstretched Sam Baier in right field. Presley later came around to score on an RBI groundout. Despite the early trouble, Amador was able to salvage his start and provide the Huskies an opening to come back. He gave up another two runs on a bloop single from Zach Malis in the fifth, but was able to finish the inning. Garret Brown, and Jamie Kaye finished the game off for the huskies. Kaye gave up the seventh Waterloo run after Presley tripled again down the right field line, and came in on a sacrifice fly.
When Waterloo’s bullpen got involved, the Huskies were provided no opportunity to mount a comeback. They surrendered only three hits, and the lone Huskies run was scored when Luke Roskam singled off Brady Corson in the ninth.
It proved to be too little, too late as the Huskies dropped their fourth straight decision. The bright spot from the loss was the Huskies clean defense. For the first time this year, they did not have an error in the field.
The Bucks improved to 9-4 on the year, as the Huskies fell to 6-7. The series will conclude tomorrow at Wade Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 PM, and doors will open at 5:35. Tomorrow night is an Every Monday Matters game. Bring a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene item and receive a voucher for a $4 general admission ticket!