Huskies get a win against Thunder Bay on 75th anniversary of Duluth Dukes bus crash

The Duluth Huskies went historic on Thursday night as they donned 1998 throwback jerseys paying homage to the Duluth dukes on the 75th anniversary of a bus crash that took six lives in 1948.
They welcomed the Thunder Bay Border Cats to Wade Stadium for a two-game homestand.

Huskies cracked the game open with a power shot to the outfield by 2023 Northwoods League Great Plains All-Star Calyn Halvorson, creating a two-run homer that sent Brylan West and himself home.

Another All-Star, Brandon Compton, notched his own home run to deep centerfield as the Huskies took control of the game, 3-0.

The game was tied at four for a while, but the Huskies hung on to win 6-5. They will be back on the field against the Border Cats on Friday at 6:35 p.m.

Home runs were blasting out of the park on Thursday by Calyn Halvorson and Brandon Compton as they have been named participants in the All-Star Home Run Challenge. They’ll be joined as Huskies representatives by Michael Hallquist.

The Great Plains All-star Home Run Challenge will take place Monday, July 31, in Bismarck, ND. It’s the day before the Northwood’s League Great Plains All-Star game set on August 1st.