Mallards Hit Huskies Hard, Win NWL Title

By KBJR News 1

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Madison Mallards finished with 22 hits, two of them home runs, on Friday night en route to a 12-3 win over the Duluth Huskies at Wade Stadium, earning the Mallards a 2-0 sweep in the 2013 Northwoods League Championship Series.

Brock Stewart hit a solo home run in the first inning, and Joe McCarthy added a three-run shot in the second inning to stake Madison to a 6-0 lead from which Duluth could never recover.

Michael Suiter was the Huskies' offensive leader with three hits and two runs scored, but the only other Duluth player with multiple hits was Conor Szczerba.

Luke Vandermaten started the game on the hill for Duluth, but Madison chased him after scoring six runs on seven hits in just 1.2 innings. In all, six pitchers worked in the game for the Huskies including Cloquet, Minn. native and soon-to-be St. Scholastica senior Thomas Rogers, who pitched a scoreless sixth inning for the home team.

This was Duluth's first appearance in the Northwoods League Championship Series since 2004, with that one also ending with the Mallards sweeping the Huskies in two games.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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