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Published On: July 31st, 2016


La Crosse, Wisc. – The Loggers grab a 6-1 win over the Duluth Huskies in the first game back at the Lumberyard in a week.

The Loggers struck first in the 1st inning. Justin Wylie (San Diego State) walked with an out in the inning. He moved to 3rd on a single by Cullen Large (William & Mary). Wylie scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by Grant Fennell (Nevada).

Luke Farley (Iowa), who was recently resigned after being a temporary contract player earlier this season, started his first game tonight since resigning with the Loggers. He walked with an out in the 4th inning. A wild pitch moved him to 2nd base. Nick Schranck (Illinois Central) brought him in to score on a hit-and-run single to left field.

Duluth responded with their first run of the game in the 5th. A leadoff walk by Casey Moses (Texas Wesleyan) scored on a single up the middle by Huskie right fielder Jake Pries (UCLA).

With two on and one out in the bottom of the 5th, Cesar Salazar (Arizona) hit a bloop single to shallow center. Two batters later, Gavin Johns (UCLA) hit an infield single that scored Grant Fennell from 3rd base, make the Loggers’ lead 4-1.

La Crosse put together 2 more runs on 3 hits and a Duluth error, but they had quite enough runs to take the game 6-1. Jared Liebelt (Waubonese CC) finished the final 3.2 innings without giving up a run and only 2 hits.

Nick Raquet (William & Mary) won the game for La Crosse (3-4) on his 5.1 inning start. He only gave up a run on 4 hits. He walked 3 batters and struck out 6 more.

Henry DeCaster (South Dakota State) took the loss for Duluth (0-4). He pitched 4.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits. He walked 4 batters and struck out 2.

La Crosse wins their 3rd straight game to move to 11-9 in the 2nd half and return to .500 overall (28-28). Duluth continue their free fall, losing their 6th consecutive game to fall to 6-15 in the 2nd half (24-33 overall). The Huskies stay in town for one more game, tomorrow night at 5:05. It’s College Football Night at the Lumberyard. Make sure to represent your favorite college well when the gates open at 4 PM. 


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