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Pitchers Cory Copping and Chris Myjak combined on the shutout as the Duluth Huskies beat the Eau Claire Express 2-0 in a seven-inning Northwoods League game on Tuesday night before 5,684 in Eau Claire, Wis.

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Copping started and allowed just three hits in five innings, with five strikeouts to just one walk. Myjak relieved and didn’t allow a hit in two innings, with one strikeout and no walks.

Offensively, Nolan Johnson had two hits and a run and Grady Caldwell had a hit and an RBI to lead the Huskies (7-15).

Ian Doughty scattered seven hits and allowed two runs in four innings in taking the loss for the Express (11-9).

In Tuesday’s first game, a nine-inning contest that was resumed from Monday because of rain, Drew Turbin had two hits, two runs and three RBIs to lead Eau Claire to an 8-2 victory.

Duluth returns home to take on Mankato at 6:35 p.m. today at Wade Stadium.

-- Former Duluth Huskies catcher Connor Joe, the 39th overall selection by the Pittsburgh Pirates in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, reportedly reached terms on a deal worth $1.25 million. The slot value for that pick was $1,457,600.

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