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Huskies' pitchers shut down Express

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.

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.