By Jake Sirkus
After returning from north of the border, the Huskies’ bats came alive in a 9-5 win over the La Crosse Loggers. Despite trailing early, the offense led the charge to win their 6th game of the season.
9 runs, 11 hits, and two home runs against a struggling La Crosse pitching staff was enough. Furthermore, with the win, the Huskies sit above .500 for the first time in 2023.
Huskies starter DJ Burke pitched a clean outing after a tough 2nd inning (3 earned runs). Burke blanked the Loggers’ offense in 4 of his 5 innings. Burke finished the afternoon with 4 strikeouts to 1 walk and received the win after leaving with a 6-3 lead.
Leading the charge on offense for Duluth was Brandon Compton and Lucas Kelly. Each of the two clubbed a home run in the 3rd and 4th innings respectively. Compton’s 2 run home run was part of the Huskies’ 4 run 3rd inning, which charged them in front for the rest of the contest.
Following Burke, Caleb Gallant preceded two hometown kids with a strong 6th inning, before Duluth natives Joe Vos and Ethan Cole shut the door for the final 9 outs.
The Huskies improve to 6-5 on the season and improve to 4-1 at Wade Stadium this year. Tomorrow they will look to sweep La Crosse with the first pitch at 3:05.