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Huskies give up 20 hits, lose 12-5 at home to Eau Claire

The Express led 9-1 after three innings at Wade Stadium

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The Eau Claire Express jumped out to a 9-1 lead after three innings and pounded out 20 hits in a 12-5 win over the Duluth Huskies in Northwoods League baseball action at Wade Stadium in Duluth.

Reed Latimer led the Express bats, finishing with five hits — including two doubles — on five at-bats with an RBI and two runs scored. Clay Conn was 4-for-4.

Jack Painter and Jonathan Vastine both had two hits and two RBIs for the Huskies, with Painter also hitting a home run. Duluth finished with 10 total hits Monday on a tough night for pitchers. The Huskies used six arms in the loss.

The Huskies host the Express — who sit comfortably atop the Great Plains East Division — again at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Stadium.

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