Honkers beat Novak, Huskies

BWS staff writer

The Rochester Honkers topped the Duluth Huskies 6-2 on Sunday afternoon, to salvage a split in the two-game series.

Duluth starter Joey Novak (7-2) was knocked around in the loss. The all-star righty allowed five runs on ten hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Jordan Parr was 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs to lead a 13-hit attack for Rochester. Cole Lankford was 3-for-4 and also homered for the Honkers.

The Huskies managed their only two runs in the eighth inning, and were held to just eight hits on the day.

Brian Hansen was a bright spot offensively with a three-hit effort. Connor Joe and James Ramsay added two hits each, with Joe collecting the lone RBI for Duluth (13-10).

Following the loss, Duluth now trails the Willmar Stingers by a half-game for first-place in the North Division. Willmar defeated St. Cloud 7-5 on Sunday to capture the division lead.

The Huskies return home to open a three-game series with the Waterloo Bucks on Monday night.

First pitch from Wade Stadium is set for 7:05 p.m.

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