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Hot Day Leads to Cold Bats for the Huskies

The St. Cloud Rox pick up the series sweep as the Huskies extend their losing streak to four.

 

John Kuziej, john.kuziej@gmail.com

Duluth, Minn.- After a nightmare road trip, there was a high degree of excitement and optimism as the Huskies returned to The Wade. Unfortunately for the Huskies faithful it was more of the same as the Rox completed the sweep with a 6-2 victory. The Huskies continue to hurt themselves, surrendering three walks in the first inning to let the Rox jump out to an early 3-0 lead.  

With Caden Griffin having a rough start on the mound, the Huskies were relying on their offense to get them back in the game. In the third inning they got a spark from Center fielder Zac White who led off the inning with a double. The Huskies scored two runs in that half inning and now with a score of 3-2, the game was in reach.

However, the Rox answered right back in the top of fourth, knocking around Griffin. He gave up a single and then a double by Nate Swarts. This caused Griffin to lose command again, walking one and hitting one, giving up two and saw Griffin run from the game.

The Huskies road to a comeback got even more bumpy in the fifth when multiple errors lead to the Rox expanding their lead to 6-2.

Sadly for the Huskies, this is where the score stuck for the rest of the game. One positive to take for the Huskies is that in 5 1/3 the Huskies bullpen which consisted of Tyler Meyer, Matthew Craven and Julian Erro, did not allow a single earned run, struck out five and most importantly walked zero.

The Duluth Huskies fall to 1-5 on the young season, while the Rox improve to 2-2. The Huskies will be back at The Wade tomorrow at 1:05pm Sunday, June 6th as they look to stop the bleeding against the visiting (1-4) Eau Claire Express.

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