Huskies Fend Off Late Comeback to Even Series
The Huskies score a season-high 11 runs to defeat the Loggers
Adam Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Duluth, Minn.- The Duluth Huskies finished off the homestand on a high note as they beat the La Crosse Loggers 11-7. With the victory, the Huskies improved to 3-7, while the Loggers fell back to .500 and are now 5-5 on the season.
Duluth took advantage of the wild Lacrosse pitching that let up ten hits, seven walks, and three hit by pitches. The offensive performance for the Huskies was highlighted by a five-run seventh inning. Additionally, every Huskies’ starter reached base. Both Cooper Trinkle and Charlie Rhee reached base four times and scored a combined six runs. Meanwhile, Jesse Pierce paced the team with three RBIs.
Johnny Guzman earned his first win for the Huskies, and his record improved to 1-1. Guzman had the best outing of the season for the Huskies; he allowed one run (unearned) in six innings, giving up three hits, walking none, and striking out six. Even more impressive, Guzman did not allow a hit through the first five innings and earned Pitcher of the Night in the Northwoods League.
Jacob Ferris received his first loss for La Crosse and his record fell to 0-1. Ferris went five innings, allowing five hits, three runs (all earned), three walks, and striking out four.
After two scoreless innings from Zach Statzer and Connor Semone following Guzman’s brilliant performance, Julian Erro was unable to shut the door. The Loggers tagged him for six runs in two-thirds of an inning, which included a three-run blast and a solo shot. Fortunately, Eli Sundquist came in relief and struck out the only batter he faced. Sundquist picked up his second save of the season.
The Huskies will play against the St. Cloud Rox in their second series of the season tomorrow at 7:05 PM CST.
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