Rogers, Huskies head to finalsThe Huskies (45-27) play the Madison Mallards (43-30) in Game 1 of the best-of-three Northwoods League championship series at 7:05 p.m. today at Warner Park in Madison. Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) would be at 6:35 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Wade Stadium in Duluth.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
A biology major at the College of St. Scholastica, senior Thomas Rogers has one major goal this weekend — a championship ring.
The Cloquet native and his Duluth Huskies baseball teammates will play for the Northwoods League championship this upcoming weekend, a best-of-three series, scheduled to start Thursday, Aug. 15.
The Huskies (43-27) — winners of seven straight — will face the Madison Mallards in the series. Game 1 of the best-of-three Northwoods League championship series starts at 7:05 p.m. today at Warner Park in Madison. Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) would be at 6:35 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Wade Stadium in Duluth.Duluth eliminated the Waterloo Bucks in a 2-1 win Tuesday to continue the season. (For more information, follow www.northwoodsleague.com.
Rogers, a 6-foot, 215-pound relief pitcher, missed nearly all of July studying and taking his Medical College Admission Test. However, the Division III right-hander who graduated from Cloquet High School, was invited back without hesitation.
“This has all been a thrill,” said Rogers over the phone while outside of the locker room in Waterloo, Iowa, on Tuesday night. “It’s sweet we can play for a ring — but to get to come back to play with the big dogs like this, it’s very humbling.”