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Northwoods League baseball: Huskies, Deberry hold off Bucks

Duluth builds early lead and then shuts the door as Huskies’ hurlers toss 12 strikeouts.

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DULUTH — Jaron DeBerry pitched six solid innings and the Duluth Huskies held on for a 4-3 rain-delayed Northwoods League victory Thursday night over the Waterloo Bucks before 1,245 at Wade Stadium.

DeBerry, a 6-foot-4 right-hander from Grayson College, scattered seven hits and allowed three runs, with six strikeouts to just one walk.

Kristian Campbell and Eduardo Rosario had two hits apiece as the Huskies (13-11) built a 4-2 lead after four innings.

The University of Hawaii’s Tai Walton had three hits to lead the Bucks (5-18), who came back with a run in the sixth but could get no closer as Duluth relievers Nolan Lebamoff and Jake Christianson pitched three scoreless innings to close it out, allowing only one hit while combining on six strikeouts as Huskies’ pitching had 12 Ks on the night.

The same teams rematch at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Wade Stadium.

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