Huskies break out the long ball in win
The long ball lifted the Duluth Huskies to a 6-4 win at the Green Bay Bulldogs on Friday night in Northwoods League baseball. Eight Huskies combined for 11 hits, matching the Bullfrogs' total of 11, but the Huskies cashed in on three home runs. T...
The long ball lifted the Duluth Huskies to a 6-4 win at the Green Bay Bulldogs on Friday night in Northwoods League baseball.
Eight Huskies combined for 11 hits, matching the Bullfrogs’ total of 11, but the Huskies cashed in on three home runs. That included Jake Pries’ fourth of the season and second in as many days, a two-run shot in the first inning that gave the Duluth (5-9 second half) an early lead. Dillon Paulson went 3-for-4 in the win, including belting his third home run of the season in the eighth inning.
After Green Bay (7-7) tied the game at two in the second, Bullfrogs pitcher Luke Lind settled in during the middle innings, retiring nine straight Huskies through the sixth inning.
Duluth starter Fred Manke tossed 5 2/3 innings in his Huskies’ debut. The University of Minnesota sophomore allowed two runs through five innings but got into trouble in the sixth, giving up two more runs on three hits.
Duluth bounced back after Lind turned the game over the the Green Bay bullpen. Reid Long hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to draw the Huskies within one of the Bullfrogs, then they rallied for three runs in the eighth to take a 6-4 lead.
Drew Mullinax earned the win after throwing 1 1/3 innings of one-hit relief and Quentin Longrie picked up his fourth save of the season after striking out the side in the ninth inning.
The Huskies play at 6:05 p.m. today at St. Cloud.