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Big innings cost Huskies

Ben Geelan hit a grand slam and the Mankato Moondogs scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to come back and beat the Duluth Huskies 8-6 in a Northwoods League game Tuesday before 1,106 at Franklin Rodgers Park in Mankato, Minn.

Ben Geelan hit a grand slam and the Mankato Moondogs scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to come back and beat the Duluth Huskies 8-6 in a Northwoods League game Tuesday before 1,106 at Franklin Rodgers Park in Mankato, Minn.

Huskies left fielder Chris House hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to give Duluth a 6-2 lead.

However, Duluth pitchers Ryan Romo and Brant Combs gave up six earned runs while retiring only one batter in the eighth.

Jason Haniger and Kevin Hansen each had three hits for the Huskies (17-12, 37-26).

Huskies starter Zachary Von Tersch struck out 10 Mankato hitters in seven four-hit innings.

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The Huskies play at Mankato at 7:05 p.m. today.

St. Cloud player stillin critical condition

St. Cloud River Bats pitcher Richie Gargel remained in critical condition Tuesday after he was found unconscious at the bottom of a host family pool Monday, according to the St. Cloud Times.

Rescuers attempted CPR, but he was unresponsive and taken to St. Cloud Hospital, according to the Times.

The incident is under investigation by the Sartell Police Department, the Times said.

The River Bats planned a moment of silence in respect of Gargel before Thursday's game against Thunder Bay.

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