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New Series, New Huskies

The Huskies win the series opener against the Express with a trio of new Huskies helping spark the offense.

John Kuziej, john.kuziej@gmail.com

Duluth, Minn.- After a four game skid the Huskies get right with a series opening win over the Express by a score of 4-3. When their backs were against the wall, Manager Marcus Pointer turned to the Huskies ace Ben Pedersen and he delivered exactly what they needed going six strong innings only allowing two runs, striking out five and walking two.

The Huskies Manager turned to a trio of new Huskies on offense, to try and help the bats come to life and it worked. Blayne Robinson got the Huskies going with a double in the second inning which led to a big three run inning for Duluth. Robinson followed it up with a triple in the fourth eventually scoring on an Ambren Voitik single.

Besides the new trio, some Huskies veterans delivered big on the day. Ambren Voitik batting out of the nine hole was a man on a mission going 4 for 4 and driving in two runs.

The pen was strong for the Huskies again, with Zach Statzer coming in to relieve Pedersen and pitching two innings of scoreless baseball only allowing 2 hits, striking out three and walking zero.

 The game then turned over to Eli Sundquist in the top of ninth. Although, Huskies fans started biting their nails after an error, hit, and walk, the game was suddenly 4-3 but Sundquist was able to fight throw the adversity and get a pop out to second base and record his first save of the season.

The Duluth Huskies improve to 2-5 on the season, while the Express fall to 1-6. The Huskies will be back in action tomorrow June 7th, 2021 at 6:35pm, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as they look to start a winning streak.

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