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Larks sweep Huskies as walks get the best of Duluth again

Larks sweep Huskies as walks get the best of Duluth again

 After losing the first game of the day-night doubleheader to Bismarck on Friday, the Huskies had a chance to redeem themselves against the Larks later in the day. The Larks rallied in the ninth to defeat Duluth Friday afternoon 9-8, but the second game would be more of a gut punch. After grabbing an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Bismarck would tie it up and then some. The Larks took a 3-1 lead after the second inning and increased the lead to 9-1 after three innings. The Huskies surrendered 13 walks in the first three innings of the game that would result in 9 runs for the Larks. It was a tough night for Duluth pitching as the Huskies suffered their worst loss of the year by dropping the game 11-3.

Logan VanWey was a bright spot despite the team’s tough defeat. VanWey came in for relief of Michael Munson in the third and he would go on to strikeout 9 batters in 4.1 innings of relief. VanWey was on point with his command and is now second in the Northwoods league with 11 strikeouts on the season. The Huskies will conclude their 5-game road trip on Saturday against the Eau Claire Express at 6:35 p.m.

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The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Huskies as your favorite team.