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Huskies drop 2nd straight to Eau Claire

The Duluth Huskies(14-14) lost the second game of the two game set to the Eau Claire Express(12-15) by a score of 9-7. The Express bats came out with a vengeance from the start of the game.

Eau Claire tacked on two runs in the top of the first inning to get an early lead on the Huskies. That lead never seemed to go away and the Huskies were trying to comeback all game long. On the mound for the Huskies tonight was Henry DeCaster(0-3) as he squared off with Gerry Salisbury(2-0) of the Express. DeCaster went six innings while giving up four runs off of 10 hits. DeCaster did strike out nine Express batters but it was not enough as he was credited with the loss. Salisbury got the win as he pitched six innings and gave up two runs off of five hits.

The Express had a lot of offensive production from the bottom of their lineup. Beau Capanna, who was batting in the eighth spot, went 3-5 with 2 RBI. While Peter McEvoy went 1-4 with a walk and a two-run homerun. It is such a major boost whenever the bottom of the lineup can produce runs like that.

Even though it took the Huskies offense until the fifth inning to score a run there are some positives to take away. Kyle Hubbuch and Jake Pries both came out and flexed their muscles for the Huskies. Hubbuch went 2-4 with two runs scored and a long solo shot over the right field wall. While Pries finished the day going 2-4 with two RBI’s and a solo shot of his own over the left field wall.

The Huskies are now 4-6 in their last 10 games. They look to bounce back tomorrow against a struggling La Crosse Loggers(10-17) team. The first game of the two-game series will start at 6:35pm at Wade Municipal Stadium.