Huskies rally in late innings to beat Honkers
Thanks to a 10-run eighth inning, the Duluth Huskies rallied from an eight-run deficit to defeat the Rochester Honkers 13-8 and match a season-high four-game winning streak on Saturday night in Rochester, Minn.Rochester (7-25) scored eight runs o...
Thanks to a 10-run eighth inning, the Duluth Huskies rallied from an eight-run deficit to defeat the Rochester Honkers 13-8 and match a season-high four-game winning streak on Saturday night in Rochester, Minn.
Rochester (7-25) scored eight runs on the Huskies (17-16) over the first five innings, while the Honkers’ starting pitcher, Erik Cha, shut down the Huskies. After allowing a hit on the first at-bat of the game, Cha retired the next 14 batters, though he eventually gave up three runs in the sixth and seventh thanks to walks, and two solo home runs from Liam Sabino and Mitch Reeves.
Sabino hit another home run in the eighth to finish 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs.
The Rochester bullpen couldn’t hold off Duluth because of control issues. The Huskies scored a combined 12 runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take the lead. After three walks with the bases loaded made it an 8-6 game, two runs scored on a Brendan McClary groundout to tie it. Daniel Amaral gave Duluth the lead with an RBI single. McClary had three of Duluth’s eight hits. The Huskies won despite being outhit 17-8 by Rochester, whose pitching staff had eight total walks in the loss.
The Huskies and Honkers will meet again at 1:05 p.m. today in Rochester.