Northwoods League: Huskies pitching keeps Honkers quiet
Duluth held Rochester to five hits and did not commit an error.
ROCHESTER — Duluth pitching held Rochester to just five singles in a 5-1 win on Friday.
Huskies starting pitcher Jake Combs was lifted after allowing one run on four hits in four innings and did not figure in the decision. He struck out four and walked three.
After Combs left the game with the Honkers leading 1-0, Duluth took over in the top of the sixth after Cam Frederick's single drove in Eddie Satisky and Jonathan Vastine drove Frederick in with a sacrifice fly. The Huskies added to their lead in the seventh with three runs, scored with the benefit of two errors and just one hit. Two runs scored after Satisky induced an error on the pitcher and Satisky scored when singled in by Joe Vos.
Four Huskies relievers combined to allow only one hit and three walks over the final five innings. Andrew Brockwell, who pitched the fifth and sixth, was the winner, throwing two clean innings. Satisky, J.D. Rogers and Cam Frederick finished with two hits apiece for Duluth (12-14 second half).
Duluth returns home to start a six-game homestand — its last of the regular season — on Saturday against Willmar.