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Huskies sweep Thunder Bay

The Duluth Huskies had a combined 29 hits in a 17-7 and 6-3 doubleheader sweep at Thunder Bay in Northwoods League baseball on Wednesday at Port Arthur Stadium.

The Duluth Huskies had a combined 29 hits in a 17-7 and 6-3 doubleheader sweep at Thunder Bay in Northwoods League baseball on Wednesday at Port Arthur Stadium.
The Huskies were quiet for the first three innings of the opener before putting up a football score as Nick Valaika was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.
T.J. Martin, Kyle Comer and Jean Figueroa added three hits apiece, while Toby Anderson of Minnesota pitched five solid innings, allowing four hits and one run to get the win.
Colton Waltner had four hits to lead Duluth in the rematch, including a three-run home run to put the Huskies up 3-2 in the fifth. Thunder Bay tied it in the bottom half of the inning before the Huskies scored two runs in the eighth and another in the ninth to win their third straight.
Terrin Vavra added three hits for Duluth (16-10), while Josh McLaney and Austin Carpenter pitched four scoreless innings in relief of starter Jonathon Ludwig.
Jacob James and Dan Rizzie had three hits apiece to lead Thunder Bay (10-17).
The Huskies return to Duluth for their last regular-season homestand, a two-game set against Mankato beginning at 6:35 p.m. today at Wade Stadium.
-- Kevin Tapani, pitcher for the 1991 World Series champion Minnesota Twins, was in attendance at Wade Stadium Tuesday to watch his son, Ryan Tapani, start on the mound for the Huskies. The younger Tapani went six strong innings, allowing just two hits and one run in improving to 3-0 as Duluth beat Rochester 8-1.
 
 

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