The Duluth Huskies (14-15) couldn’t get the offense going in an 8-2 loss against the La Crosse Loggers (11-17) on Tuesday night. Despite it being Superhero Night at Wade Stadium, there were no epic moments in the tough loss that dropped the Huskies to below .500 on the year.
La Crosse jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the top of the first off of starter Garrett Brown (3-2). The Loggers struck first after second baseman Jake Hirabayashi was hit by a pitch that allowed Grant Judkins to score from first. The Loggers would add two more on a Korey Lee two-run single and their fourth run of the inning on a Jeremy Ydens double.
Loggers’ starter Garrett Christman (2-2) dominated on the mound. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowing just six hits and a single run. The righty struck out one while also issuing one free pass. The defense behind him was exceptional; not a single error was committed, and center fielder Kennie Taylor made a catch worthy of SportCenter’s Top 10.
The Huskies’ two runs came in the seventh and eighth innings. Jake Smith and Luke Roskam drove in both runs on identical fielder’s choice plays with the bases loaded. The Huskies managed 9 hits with Camryn Williams being the only hitter to have a multi-hit game.
The Huskies will host the Loggers at home on Wednesday (6/28). It’s Robotics Night at Wade Stadium, first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 with gates opening at 5:35.