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Playoffs begin Tuesday

The Duluth Huskies open the Northwoods League North Division playoffs Monday in a best-of-three series against the St. Cloud River Bats in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Duluth Huskies open the Northwoods League North Division playoffs Monday in a best-of-three series against the St. Cloud River Bats in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Huskies clinched the second-half division title Friday with a 6-5 road victory over the Madison Mallards, while Mankato lost 8-7 in 10 innings to St. Cloud. Duluth's game Saturday in St. Cloud wasn't completed when this edition of the News Tribune went to press. The Huskies conclude the regular season at home today against St. Cloud at 7:05 p.m.

The Huskies are home Tuesday for the second game of the playoff series and Wednesday, if necessary. All games are at7:05 p.m.

Playoff tickets are available today at the Wade Stadium ticket office from 5-8 p.m. and at the team's Holiday Center office 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more information call 786-9909.

The Huskies have qualified for the playoffs for the second time in their five-year membership in the Northwoods League.

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Green Bay plays Eau Claire or Madison in the South Division playoff series.

NORTHWOODS LEAGUE

NORTH DIVISION

W L Pct. GB

y-Duluth (39-27) 19 13 .593 --

Mankato (33-32) 16 15 .516 2½

Alexandria (33-33) 15 17 .468 3

x-St. Cloud (35-28) 14 16 .466 5

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Brainerd (24-39) 14 16 .466 4

Thunder Bay (26-38) 14 18 .437 5½

Rochester (31-34) 13 18 .419 6½

SOUTH DIVISION

W L Pct. GB

Eau Claire (40-26) 23 9 .718 --

Madison (37-28) 21 10 .677 1½

Wisconsin (36-29) 20 11 .645 3

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x-Green Bay (41-25) 18 15 .545 4

Waterloo (28-37) 13 18 .419 9

Battle Creek (24-40) 10 21 .322 12

La Crosse (26-40) 9 24 .272 14

x-Won first-half title.

y-Won second-half title.

Friday's Results

Duluth 6, Madison 5

Wisconsin 5, Green Bay 0

Battle Creek 7, Waterloo 2

La Crosse 1, Rochester 0

St. Cloud 8, Mankato 7, 10 innings

Eau Claire 6, Alexandria 5

Brainerd 13, Thunder Bay 1

Saturday's Results

Duluth at St. Cloud, night

Mankato at Alexandria, night

Brainerd at Thunder Bay, night

Rocherster at La Crosse, night

Battle Creek at Waterloo, night

Eau Claire at Madision, night

Green Bay at Wisconsin, night

Today's Games

At 7:05 p.m. unless noted

St. Cloud at Duluth

Mankato at Alexandria

Brainerd at Thunder Bay

La Crosse at Rocherster

Battle Creek at Waterloo

Eau Claire at Madision, 6:05 p.m.

Wisconsin at Green Bay, 6:05 p.m.

Playoffs, Best-of-3

Monday's Games

North Division

Duluth at St. Cloud, 7:05 p.m.

South Division

Green Bay vs. Eau Claire or Madison

Tuesday's Games

North Division

St. Cloud at Duluth, 7:05 p.m.

South Division

Green Bay vs. Eau Claire or Madison

Wednesday's Games

If Necessary

North Division

St. Cloud at Duluth, 7:05 p.m.

South Division

Green Bay vs. Eau Claire or Madison

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