Huskies clinch playoff berth with win over HonkersNORTHWOODS LEAGUE: Jered Meek’s two-run single keyed a five-run eighth inning as the Duluth Huskies’ clinched a playoff berth with an 8-7 Northwoods League victory over the Rochester Honkers on Saturday night before 1,009 fans at Mayo Field in Rochester, Minn.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Jered Meek’s two-run single keyed a five-run eighth inning as the Duluth Huskies’ clinched a playoff berth with an 8-7 Northwoods League victory over the Rochester Honkers on Saturday night before 1,009 fans at Mayo Field in Rochester, Minn.
Kyle Teaf led Duluth by going 5-for-6 with three runs, while Trey Vavra gave the Huskies (42-27 overall) the early lead with a two-run home run in the first inning. Starter Parker Trewin didn’t allow an earned run in six innings.
Max Murphy had a double and three RBIs to lead Rochester (28-41), which led 6-3 before giving up five runs on four hits and an error in the top of the eighth inning. The Honkers came back with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning before Nate Carter closed it out for his 12th save.
The same teams close out the regular season at 1:05 p.m. today in Rochester before the Huskies advance to the Northwoods League playoffs for the fourth time in their 11-year history, but first time since 2007.
Duluth will host Waterloo in Game 1 of a best-of-three divisional series at 6:35 p.m. Monday at Wade Stadium before heading to Waterloo, Iowa, for Game 2 and potentially Game 3 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Season-ticket holders and host family reservations will be taken from 2-5 p.m. today at Wade. Ticket prices are the same as the regular season: $7 for general admission and $8 for reserved. For the Kennel Klub Sports Deck, which includes all you can eat and drink, the cost will be $7 for a general admission ticket and an additional $20 at the Kennel Klub entrance.