Playoff bound Huskies topple Bismarck in regular season finale

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While the Duluth Huskies weren’t able to pick up a win on Friday night, Willmar bested Eau Claire which propelled Duluth into the postseason.

This marks the Huskies first playoff berth since 2018. That’s back when now-manager Marcus Pointer was the team’s pitching coach.

"It’s huge, Pointed said. "There was a little drought there, but that is kind of our goal and expectation every summer, to give ourselves a shot to get in the playoffs. After that, everyone has a shot."

First up the Huskies will enter a best-of-three series against the Waterloo Bucks starting on Sunday.

"We’ve got nothing to lose," Duluth third baseman Mike Boeve said. "Our record is clearly not the best, [but] we made the playoffs and that’s all that matters. Once that game one starts, everyone is 0-0."

The Huskies entered this afternoon sitting 17-16 on the second half of the season, with one final regular season game remaining. Duluth would dominate the Bismarck Larks 13-3 in their finale.

Mike Boeve went 3-for-3 at-bat with three RBI. Calyn Halvorson put up two RBI, three hits and three runs, while Maple native Jake Brill added two RBI, two runs and one hit for Duluth.

The first pitch of their playoff series in Waterloo is set for 4:05pm on Sunday.