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Rosario sparks offense early; Huskies prevail post-lightning delay

DULUTH, Minn – Following an eight-game road trip, the Duluth Huskies returned home to Wade Stadium Thursday night and played host to the Waterloo Bucks.

Duluth spoiled a comeback attempt from the Bucks after a lengthy lightning delay right before the seventh inning was set to get underway. The Huskies found victory by the slimmest of margins, winning 4-3.

The Huskies were off and running on offense in the opening inning. Eduardo Rosario started the scoring for Duluth with an RBI double that scored Kristian Campbell. The next batter to step in for the Huskies created the same result. In his Huskies debut, Peyton Powell ripped a double down the left-field line to get the home team up, 2-0.

Waterloo had a response in the top of the second. Ryan Grabosh recorded a two-run homer to knot the game even. The New Mexico State product hit his inaugural home run on the 2022 campaign.

After snagging a 3-2 advantage, Rosario had more to add to the scoresheet. The Omaha University product sent home Ambren Voitik to double-up the Bucks in the run department at the end of the fourth frame.

Jaron DeBerry got the start for the Huskies and threw six innings allowing three runs on seven hits. He sat down six men via the strikeout and walked one batter. DeBerry received his first decision of the year, moving his record to 1-0. Nolan Lebamoff tossed two scoreless innings to set up Jake Christianson for his third save of the season.

Waterloo starter Campbell Holt was handed the loss, pushing his record to 0-3 this Northwoods League season.

The Huskies battle the Bucks again Friday night at Wade Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm CT.

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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’ 28th 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 280 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. 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.