Hot Start Fuels Huskies to Fourth Straight Win
Huskies move into second place in North Division at 5-3
The Duluth Huskies scored nine runs in the first two innings of Tuesday’s game and never looked back, rolling past St. Cloud 11-2 at Joe Faber Field.
Augie Isaacson drew a walk to lead off the game and advanced to second base on a balk. Tony Monroy drove him in with a single to right field, giving Duluth an early 1-0 lead. A walk and a base hit loaded the bases for Omar Veloz who blooped a two-run single into the shallow outfield grass. Later in the inning John Lagattuta scored on a fielder’s choice. The Huskies sent eleven batters to the plate in the second inning and scored five runs, capped by Hunter Biggs’s two-run single.
The Rox got on the scoreboard with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to get within seven runs. General MacArthur led off the top of the seventh inning with a double and was driven in by Bigge, who doubled in the next at bat. Bigge would come around to score on a groundout.
Troy Newell (1-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out four in seven innings while allowing two runs on four hits. Zach Lauzon (0-2) took the loss, allowing four runs in one inning of work. Monroy threw two scoreless innings of relief, scattering two hits while recording four strikeouts. Bigge and Omar Veloz each finished with three RBI and all twelve Huskies who had a plate appearance in the game reached base.
Duluth has now won four straight games and improves to 5-3 while St. Cloud drops to 3-5 on the year. The Huskies now visit Waterloo for a two-game road series on Wednesday and Thursday before returning home on Friday against Willmar.
The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering 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