Troy Newell’s Excellent Performance Results in a Huskies Win

A Struggling Husky Offense get Help from their Starting Pitcher

Duluth, Minn—The Duluth Huskies came into this afternoon’s game after being swept by the Rochester Honkers in their previous two game series.  After two struggling starting performances against Rochester, the Huskies turned to Troy Newell (Western Kentucky) for a solid start.  The left-handed pitcher did just that.

Newell pitched a great game for the Huskies, with his only mistake coming in 3rd inning.  With a 0-2 to Sean Ross (San Diego State) at the plate, Ross hit a deep fly ball to left field that went over the fence for a solo homerun.

Newell cruised through the rest of his outing going 7.1 innings allowing a single run on five hits while striking out six.

The first Husky run came in the 5th inning on an RBI single from Augie Isaacson (Friends University) that scored General McArthur (Missouri Baptist) from second base. The Huskies added another run in the 6th off of an RBI single from Christian Jones (Washington) that scored Sam Baier (Augustana) from third base.

Tim Holdagrafer (Cal Poly Pamona) came in relief of Newell in the 8th inning with Ben Carew (Kent State University) standing at first base.  After giving up a single to Connor Aube (Texas at Arlington), Holdagrafer got an inning ending double play from Ryland Kerr (Eastern Kentucky University).  Holdagrafer sent the Rox down in order in the 9th to secure the win for the Huskies.

The Huskies got their first win of the second half defeating the Rox 2-1.  The Huskies will look to sweep the series against the Rox in St. Cloud tomorrow, game starts at 7:05.


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