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Duluth Huskies Clinch Playoff Spot Despite Loss to Bismarck

Duluth will be in the playoffs for the first time since 2015

The Duluth Huskies fought hard but came up short on Saturday and fell to the Bismarck Larks by a score of 7-1.

Duluth got off to a slow start coming off last night’s win in Waterloo and fell behind the hosting Larks, allowing a run in the first inning, and trailed by six after six innings.

The Huskies started to rally with two outs in the seventh, however, with Antonio Monroy (Georgetown College) doubling in a run in the form of Augie Isaacson (Friends University) with two outs. However, the Huskies couldn’t muster any more on offense.

Duluth’s bullpen was solid for another night. Parker Hanson (Minnesota Crookston) got the start and made it through two innings. Andrew Stout came out of the bullpen and pitched a scoreless seventh. Finally, it was Monroy who pitched for the third time this season, firing a scoreless eighth.

Braydon Hanson (Saint Scholastica) made his Northwoods League debut in an exciting moment for the Huskies and pitched in relief for 1.2 innings.

With the loss, Duluth moves to 46-24 on the season and 22-13 in the second half. The regular season concludes tomorrow afternoon with a 1:05 p.m. first pitch in Bismarck.

The Duluth Huskies are playoff bound this season and will play an elimination game on Monday.

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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