Stingers pitching staff too much for Huskies bats
The Duluth Huskies(20-24) lost game one of the two game series with the Willmar Stingers(24-21). The pitching staff for the Stingers put on a show in front of their hometown crowd as they shut the door on the Huskies winning the ballgame 3-1.
Starting pitcher Luke Chevalier(1-1) put on a clinic for the Stingers as he gave up only one run off of six hits. He was relieved by Connor Herd(1-0) who was lights out for 1.1 innings only giving up one hit and allowing only three baserunners. There was a spark of hope for the Huskies as in the ninth inning when there were runners on first and second and only one out. With Gabe Knowles standing on first and Jack Stronach standing on second, Jake Smith would come up and face the Stingers closer Calvin Coker(0-1). Coker ended up getting the best of Smith as he got him to fly out to shortstop. Andrew Robinson then had an opportunity to change the game with one swing but was caught looking on strike three to end the game. The Stingers pitching just simply out pitched the Huskies staff today.
Piero Amador(3-1) had a quality start today as he went 5.2 innings giving up one run off of five hits. Amador was relieved by Trevor Smisek(1-1) who went 0.2 innings and only gave up one hit. Tre Brown(1-1) would then get the call in the seventh with runners on first and third and only one out. On his first pitch, he was able to induce a groundball. In the next inning of work, Brown would then give up a lead-off single. Two batters later Josh Bissonette then delivered an RBI single to give the Stingers a 2-1 lead. Then the very next batter, Brown would give up another RBI single to Danny Rodriguez to make the score 3-1. Brown was able to get out of the inning without giving up any more runs but the damage was already done.
Huskies are back in action tomorrow night against the same Willmar Stingers team. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.