The Duluth Huskies rallied and then hung on for dear life to beat the Willmar Stingers 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday in Northwoods League play in Willmar.

The Huskies overcame a two-run deficit by scoring single runs in the top of the eighth and ninth to force extra innings. They plated four in the top of the 10th via a putout, hit by pitch and two walks to seemingly take control, but the Stingers nearly fought back before stranding the tying run on third base and the winning run on first to end the game.

Willmar managed just four hits, taking advantage of three Duluth errors and the nine walks by Huskies pitchers.

Nic Kent and Collin Hopkins were each 2-for-4 at the plate for Duluth while Danny Zimmerman was 2-for-5.

The Huskies travel to Thunder Bay Thursday for a 6:05 p.m. contest against the Border Cats.