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Published On: August 9th, 2022

Evan Popalis, @evan_popalis

Duluth to host first game of best-of-three; Set to battle Express

DULUTH, Minn — The Great Plain’s first-half champion Duluth Huskies have qualified for the 2022 Northwoods League Playoffs. The Huskies will face off against the Eau Claire Express in a best-of-three series to kick off the postseason.

Game one of the 2022 Playoffs is Sunday with a scheduled first pitch of 5:35 pm CT at Wade Stadium. Gates will open one hour prior to first pitch at 4:35 pm.

You can purchase your tickets for Sunday’s game at the Wade Stadium box office or at


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 For more information, visit 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.