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Huskies offense goes quiet in loss to Waterloo

The Duluth Huskies(31-40) lost 17-2 in game one of the two game series with the Waterloo Bucks(38-33). The Bucks offense exploded for 21 hits tonight as the Huskies offense only had five hits.

Starting pitcher for the Huskies, Ian Cassidy(0-3), did not have his best stuff tonight as he only went 1.0 inning and gave up six runs off of seven hits. Cassidy was relieved by Colin Baumgard(0-1) after the first inning because of hit pitch count. Baumgard came in and ate up innings for the Huskies and went 4.0 inning giving up six runs off of eight hits. Jacob Trujillo(0-0) would then get the nod and went 1.2 innings giving up four un-earned runs off of four hits. Trevor Smisek(1-1) replaced Trujillo and finish with a line of 0.1 innings pitched while giving up one un-earned run. The pitching staff was hit all night long. It seemed like the Bucks did a great job scouting the pitching staff prior to the game.

The offense seemed to start pressing and panicking as soon as they saw they were down 6-0 after the first. There were not many quality at bats taken by the team as a whole. There was one bright spot of the night offensively. Rob Emery finished the night going 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI. You cannot put a whole lot of blame on the offense though. Starting pitcher for the Bucks, Ryan Dunne(2-2), had an outstanding game. He logged 6.0 innings giving up no runs off of three hits and striking out nine.

Huskies look to bounce back in the season finale on Sunday against the same Waterloo team at 2:05 pm.