The good news: The Huskies scored the first two runs of their Northwoods League game vs. the St. Cloud Rox on Monday night in front of 559 fans at Wade Stadium.
The bad news: The Rox scored the next 12 en route to a 12-3 victory that prolonged the Huskies’ slide down the Great Plains East standings.
Duluth, 1-9 over its past 10 games, fell to 8-14 and into a last-place divisional tie with Thunder Bay. The Huskies received a pair of hits, including a home run, and two RBIs from second baseman Nic Kent, but that was about it for highlights.
St. Cloud’s Garett Delano was 3-for-4, while teammate Hance Smith doubled and drove in three runs. The Rox, who moved above .500 at 11-10, did all their damage from the second through sixth innings, including a five-run third. Six of their 12 runs were unearned.
Huskies starting pitcher Spencer Koelewyn threw four wild pitches in 2 ⅔ innings of work. Catcher Ramon Enriquez, meanwhile, allowed six passed balls on the night.