Stellar starting pitching beats Huskies

The Duluth Huskies(15-19) lost 13-1 in the first game of the two game series with the Rochester Honkers(14-17). Tonight the Huskies were shut down at home by a very dominating starting performance by Kenyon Yovan(1-1).

Yovan pitched out of his mind tonight going 8.0 innings, giving up one run off of three hits while striking out six. It was quite the performance from the Honkers starting pitcher. It seemed like every Huskies batter had trouble against him except Luke Roskam. Roskam ended the night going 2-3 with a run scored and two doubles. He was just about the only positive the Huskies offense had all night. The rest of the team would combine to go 2-30 with seven strikeouts.

Starting pitcher for the Huskies, Garret Brown(4-7), had a tough time tonight. He did not record a single out and gave up five earned runs off of three hits before he was replaced by Austin Truso(3-1). Truso was the bright spot of the pitching staff the entire game. Before tonight, Truso had not pitched longer than three innings all summer long. Truso went 5.0 innings giving up two runs, one of which was earned, off of two hits. He came in and pitched tremendously to try and keep the Huskies in contention.

The Honkers had some big offensive nights from Konnor Zickefoose, and Michael Michalak. Zikefoose ended the night going 2-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Michalak decided to jump in on the fun as well and went 2-4 with three runs score and three RBI.

The Huskies are back in action tomorrow night as they take on the same Rochester team in the summer finale at the Wade. Doors open at 5:35 pm with the first pitch scheduled at 6:35 pm.