The Duluth Huskies are battling for a Great Plains East Division title, but they were just bumped down to second place due to a roster violation.

The Northwoods League announced the following wins will be removed from the Huskies record:

  • July 28 vs Waterloo
  • July 29 vs Waterloo
  • July 29 vs Waterloo
  • August 1 vs Eau Claire
  • August 2 vs Eau Claire

The wins will not be changed to losses and all statistics for these games will remain except for the wins, loses and saves for the pitchers involved in these games.

According to DuluthNewsTribune.com:

Northwoods League Great Lakes Division president Matt Bomberg said roster rules state a team can only have 14 position players on its roster at one time and once a player plays in the field after June 15, they are considered a position player.

"Duluth moved a position player to a pitcher's spot on the roster and they then also had 14 position players still listed," Bomberg said. "At that point, they had 15 position players even though they were showing the former position player as a pitcher on the roster."

This really stings because before the roster violation, the Huskies were sitting in first place with a record of 18-10.  Now they drop down to 13 wins and are currently in second place.  They have six regular season games to get back on top.