Northwoods League: Huskies lose fifth straight game

A seventh-inning homer from Will Hodo was the difference for Willmar at home.

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WILLMAR, Minn. — A seventh-inning solo home run from Will Hodo broke a 2-2 deadlock and allowed the Willmar Stingers to grab a 3-2 victory over the Duluth Huskies in Northwoods League play on Saturday at Bill Taunton Stadium.

Hodo homered to left on a 2-2 pitch to give the Stingers the lead, and the Huskies failed to get a runner on in each of their last two at-bats.

Duluth took the lead in the second inning on an RBI single from Noah Marcelo before the Stingers scored twice in the bottom of the third inning. Duluth tied it up when Kristian Campbell scored on a two-out wild pitch in the fifth, but that was all the offense Duluth could manage on four hits.

Jack Habeck threw a complete game for the Stingers, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and striking out seven. Devin Dodson allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in five innings in the start for Duluth. He struck out four and walked three. Jake Christianson took the loss in relief, allowing just the solo homer in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out four.

Ambren Voitik was 2-for-4 to lead the Duluth offense. The Huskies (10-9) will attempt to break a five-game losing streak on Sunday when they play at Rochester.

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