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Northwoods League baseball: Satisky, Huskies top Loggers in dramatic fashion

Duluth squanders lead but bounces back in bottom of ninth to win regular-season home finale.

Play at second.
The Huskies' Kristian Campbell tags out La Crosse runner Alijah Acevedo at second base during the second inning of the Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, home game.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — Eddie Satisky’s single to center field scored Jared Mettam with the winning run as the Duluth Huskies topped the La Crosse Loggers 6-5 in the Huskies’ regular-season home finale Thursday night before a season-high 2,145 spectators at Wade Stadium.

Michael Hallquist had a hit, walk and three RBIs for the Huskies (15-17 in second half), who took advantage of nine walks, a hit batter and wild pitch yielded by the Loggers.

Duluth starter Drew Conn scattered four hits in five scoreless innings, with three strikeouts and two walks but didn’t factor into the decision. St. Scholastica’s Jake Schelonka followed Conn with a scoreless sixth inning.

The Huskies were cruising along before La Crosse rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game 5-5, setting the stage for Satisky’s heroics and the post-game fireworks that followed. It was the seventh walk-off victory for the Huskies this season.

Alijah Acevedo had two hits, a walk and three RBIs, and Ty Hamilton had three hits, a run and RBI to lead the Loggers (14-18), who have lost three straight after getting swept by Duluth.

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The Huskies close out the Northwoods League regular season with two games at the Willmar Stingers starting at 7:05 p.m. Friday.

Duluth, the Great Plains East first-half champion, will then return home to play second-half champion Eau Claire in their best-of-three Northwoods League opening-round series at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Wade Stadium. Games 2 and 3, if necessary, will be in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Former Husky Stevenson debuts with A’s

Former Duluth Huskies outfielder Cal Stevenson made his Major League Baseball debut Wednesday with the Oakland Athletics.

Stevenson finished with a hit, walk and run but the A’s ultimately fell 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels in 12 innings.

Stevenson is the 301st former Northwoods League player to reach the majors.

Stevenson played collegiately at Arizona and was with the Huskies in 2015, batting .326 with a home run, four triples, 16 stolen bases, 24 RBIs and an impressive 41 runs in just 49 games. He was drafted in the 10th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

High-fives at home plate.
Huskies Cam Frederick raises his hands for high-fives after scoring the team’s third run in their Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, home game against La Crosse. Frederick was in scoring position after hitting a triple.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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