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Huskies spend the holiday in a winning way

The Duluth faithful gifted their first round of fireworks on the 4th from the Huskies 

 

Zach Linfield, zachlinfield@gmail.com

Duluth, Minn. — The Duluth Huskies began their home series against the Rochester Honkers on the Fourth of July and improved their overall record to 12-21 with a 4-2 win. With the second half quickly approaching, it was a pleasing sight to see the Huskies potentially play their most complete game of the season.

Will McEntire (2-0) got the holiday nod and massively improved over his last start in which he lasted 3.1 IP and allowed three runs over eight hits against Bismarck. In the matinee showdown, the righty from Arkansas delivered a fantastic line of 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER and 5 K. He was backed by Eli Sundquist (SV-3) out of the bullpen. In Eli’s tenth appearance of the season, he finished the game with a cool stat line of 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, and 7 K. He improved his team leading strikeout count to 39, good for fourth overall in the Northwoods League. He earned his third save of the season.

Duluth was spotlighted at the plate by Peyton Powell, who arrived yesterday from the University of Texas. Known for his cut at the plate, he was 2-for-3 with a 2-RBI single in the 5th inning to give them the lead for good. The Huskies scored four unanswered runs after the Honkers put up a two-spot in the 2nd inning. Beau Wimpee added the other two RBIs of the game on two different SAC flies, one scoring Peyton Powell and the other plating Ambren Voitik.

The Huskies and Honkers will square off for the fourth time this season tomorrow night at Wade Stadium when Duluth will look for their second total sweep of the season and to even the yearlong series with Rochester. Missouri’s lefty, Cade Griffin (1-2) will start for Duluth.

 

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The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.