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Huskies breeze past Border Cats

Troy Newell delivered a quality start and catcher Chris Gilbody provided the bulk of the offense as the Duluth Huskies won their fourth straight Northwoods League game, 6-1 over the Thunder Bay Border Cats on a sunny 80-degree Wednesday before 839 at Wade Stadium.

Newell, a 6-foot-5 left-hander from Western Kentucky, scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run while striking out five and walking three, while Kieran Shaw and Tyler Cassmeyer closed it out. Gilbody went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, with his two-run triple keying the Huskies' four-run seventh inning.

Augie Isaacson, Nicholas Sogard and Julian Escobedo added two hits apiece for Duluth (11-5), which moved into sole possession of first place in the North Division.

Garrett Saunders had two hits and a run to lead Thunder Bay (4-12), which dropped its sixth straight.

After the Huskies' 15-inning marathon on Tuesday night at Thunder Bay took 4 hours, 33 minutes to complete, Wednesday's game was over in a breeze at 2 hours, 34 minutes.

The Huskies begin a four-game road trip starting at 7:05 p.m. today at the La Crosse Loggers.

'PA' throws out first pitch

Paul Allen, radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings, threw out the first pitch on Wednesday. While "PA" looked good warming up before the game with Huskies outfielder General McArthur, Allen's opening pitch was down and away. We'll score it a wild pitch. Allen will do his radio show live from 9 a.m. to noon today at Clyde Iron Works. The Fan Radio Network is home to Huskies baseball on WWAX-FM 92.1.