Huskies drop finale in wrenching fashionRochester scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning Sunday in rallying to defeat Duluth 4-3 on the final day of the Northwoods League baseball season before 1,913 fans at Wade Stadium.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Rochester scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning Sunday in rallying to defeat Duluth 4-3 on the final day of the Northwoods League baseball season before 1,913 fans at Wade Stadium.
Duluth (13-24) led 3-1 through six innings before Rochester’s comeback. First baseman Adam Humes led the Huskies with two hits and third baseman Kevin Kuntz had a hit and drove in two runs. Pitcher Joey Novak of Harvard allowed one run through six innings.
Rochester (16-22) had three hits from second baseman Seth McMullen. Winning pitcher Kyle Sursley went the last two innings without allowing a hit.
Duluth, 4-6 the final 10 games, finished last in the North Division in the season’s second half.
Alexandria (Minn.) in the North Division and Battle Creek (Mich.) in the Southern Division were second-half champions. Battle Creek opens the Northwoods playoffs today at Green Bay, while Alexandria is at Willmar (Minn.) in best-of-three series.
Mankato MoonDogs outfielder Shaun Cooper was named Most Valuable Player and teammate Blake Schwartz was selected Pitcher of the Year. Battle Creek’s Donnie Scott was chosen Manager of the Year.