DULUTH, Minn. — Left fielder Harrison Freed pushed his hitting streak to 22 games and drove in the winning run in the top of the 10th inning as the La Crosse Loggers beat the Duluth Huskies 11-10 in a Northwoods League game Tuesday night in front of a crowd of 1,202 people.
Freed, who was last held hitless on June 19, hit a one-out single to score Nick Lewis with the go-ahead run to give the Loggers (24-19 overall, 7-1 second half) their 10th win in the last 11 games. Lewis led off the 10th by reaching on an error.
Freed went 2-for-6 and drove in his 37th run of the season in a game Duluth led 5-1 after three innings. The Loggers scored twice in the fourth inning and four times in the fifth to get back in it but also had to score twice in the ninth to make it to extra innings.
Shortstop Braiden Ward was 4-for-6 in a game that included 16 hits — at least one from every spot in the batting order — for La Crosse. Lewis and Mike Rothenberg also had two hits for the Loggers. Korey Lee had three RBI and hit his second home run of the season, and Shane McGuire drove in two runs to move his season total to 42.
Chase Whitaker picked up the pitching win in relief for the Loggers after allowing one run on three walks and two hits over two innings. He allowed the tying run in the bottom of the ninth after one scoreless inning from Arcadia High School graduate Zach Pronschinske.