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Northwoods League baseball: Parker pitches Bucks past Huskies

Duluth also gets strong pitching but one bad inning costs the Huskies the game.

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DULUTH — Keaton Parker pitched six strong innings to lead the Waterloo Bucks to a 4-2 win over the Duluth Huskies in Northwoods League baseball Friday night before 546 at Wade Stadium.

Parker, a 6-foot right-handed pitcher from Upper Iowa, allowed one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and three walks. Relievers Aaron Treloar and Trent Reddick pitched the last three innings to close it out, though Reddick got into a little trouble in the ninth, allowing a run. However, with two men on, he got Kristian Campbell to strike out swinging to end the game.

Liam Critchett hit a two-run home run to key the Bucks’ four-run sixth inning while Naighel Calderon and Aaron Ujimori added two hits apiece as Waterloo (6-18) earned a split in the two-game series.

Campbell, Eduardo Rosario and Noah Marcelo had two hits apiece to lead Duluth (13-12) but the Huskies stranded 10 men on base. Duluth starter Devin Dodson also went six innings, allowed four runs, but only two of them earned as the Huskies had three errors. He finished with three strikeouts and a walk. Manny Casillas pitched two strong innings and Michael Sarhatt pitched a shutout ninth but the Huskies couldn’t take advantage.

Duluth continues its six-game, eight-day homestand against the Bismarck Larks at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at Wade Stadium.

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  • South Ridge Area Youth Baseball and the Proctor Fastpitch Association are this year’s Duluth Huskies recipients of the NWL’s “Share the Glove Equipment Grants.” This is the fifth straight year the league has partnered with league members and Rawlings Sporting Goods to award equipment grants to youth baseball and softball organizations totaling more than $50,000.
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