Winning Streak Ends Abruptly in Duluth
After winning three games in a row the Duluth Huskies demolished the Thunder Bay Border Cats and ended the winning streak. The Huskies won 17-4 in a game that was never close. The bottom half of the first inning saw the Huskies score 14 runs in 45 minutes. The Huskies batted around twice and scored seven runs before recording the first out. The Cats starting pitched Omar Maldonado struggled to throw the ball over the plate and walked five Huskies. He never recorded an out and was charged with four earned runs. Luke Malone relieved Maldonado in the first innings and allowed eight unearned runs. The defense behind Maldonado and Malone was sloppy and resulted in five first-inning errors. Unbelievably if you eliminate the first inning the Border Cats outscored the Huskies 4-3. Ben McConnell and Nick Conti added the RBI’s for the Cats and provided some of the only bright spots of the game.
For the Huskies, Nicholas Sogard walked five times and scored three runs. Christian Jones added three RBI’s and was a force for the Huskies. Eight of the nine Huskies scored at least one run and contributed to scoring the Huskies 17 runs.
The Cats will look to rebound tomorrow against the same Huskies squad. First pitch from Duluth is scheduled for 7:35 ET. You can follow the action through the Border Cats Twitter page @tbbordercats.