Duluth (MN) The Waterloo Bucks fell to the Duluth Huskies 5-2 at Wade Stadium on Wednesday night, marking only the third time this season they have lost consecutive games. In the final scheduled meeting between the teams this season, Duluth took a 2-1 lead in the third inning and never relinquished the advantage as the Huskies went on to their third straight win overall.
Keith Curcio and Conor Sczerba had two hits each for Duluth in the win.
Six different Bucks had a single hit each for Waterloo.
Waterloo grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Kyle Pollock’s RBI double down the left field line that scored John Ziznewski. However, Duluth starter Clay Chapman would settle down and retire 12 straight batters at one point.
Duluth rallied in the third inning. After back-to-back bleeder singles and a wild pitch, the Huskies had runners at second and third with two outs for Curcio. Duluth’s leading hitter bounced a ball to the left of the second base bag that shortstop Ziznewski handled but had to hurry his throw to get the speedy Curcio and fired wide allowing two runs to score on what was ruled an infield single.
The Huskies added another run in the fifth and sixth and led 4-1.
Waterloo punched across a run in the top of the eighth on a RBI ground out by David Kerian that scored Marcos Calderon, but Duluth picked up another run in their half of the eighth to finish the scoring.
Waterloo finishes their season series with Duluth going 2-6.