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Huskies Second Annual Golf Scrambles Raises Money to Support the Team

Last year, the Huskies donated the money raised to the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department. This year, the Poplar Golf Course suggested the money raised go back to the Huskies after their season was canceled.

POPLAR, Wis. – Things were pretty quiet this summer in Duluth as the Huskies canceled their season due to COVID-19. Not only did we not get any baseball but the team was also not able to bring in much money. So on Saturday, the Huskies ditched the baseball bat for a golf club to raise some money. Saturday was the…

Duluth Huskies to Host Second Annual Golf Scramble

The event will take place next Saturday at the Poplar Golf Course.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies will be hosting their second annual golf scramble next weekend at the Poplar Golf Course. Last year’s event raised money for the Poplar volunteer fire department. But this year, the golf course is lending a helping hand to the Huskies by donating all profits to the team after the cancellation of their 2020 season….

Duluth Huskies Officially Cancel 2020 Season

The team says that there are too many unanswerable questions in many areas critical to their 2020 season being successful

DULUTH, Minn. – Wednesday, the Duluth Huskies confirmed what many fans had feared since the pandemic began: their 2020 season has officially been cancelled. In a statement, the team says that there are too many unanswerable questions in many areas critical to their 2020 season being successful, including health issues and safety for fans, coaches, host families and staff. The…

Northwoods League Unveils Plan to Start Regular Season

When at least four teams within a close proximity receive clearance, they would play only against each other to minimize travel accommodations.

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Northwoods League has created a plan to start their regular season. The league has set up three dates for teams to start playing if local restrictions are lifted and they are allowed to host games. When at least four teams within a close proximity receive clearance, they would play only against each other to minimize travel…

City of Duluth Closes Wade Stadium Until July 1st

The Northwoods League is expected to make an announcement about scheduling later this week.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last week, the Northwoods League announced that Opening Day, which was set for May 26th, was postponed with no official date set to begin games. And Monday, the Duluth Huskies were dealt another blow, this time to their home field. Duluth mayor Emily Larson announced that Wade Stadium would be closed to the public until July 1st….

Coaches Corner: Greg Culver

For this week's segment, we hear from the general manager of the Duluth Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth Huskies general manager Greg Culver who talked about the latest news involving the cancellation of Opening Day games by the Northwoods League. Culver also discussed the difficulties of getting ready for the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Opening Day Cancelled for Duluth Huskies

The Huskies were scheduled to open their season on the road against Bismarck.

DULUTH, Minn. – Due to Wisconsin’s extended “Safer at Home” order, the Northwoods League announced that Opening Day, which was set for may 26th, has been cancelled and there’s no information yet on when the season will begin. The Huskies were scheduled to open their season on the road against Bismarck. In a press release, the league says they will…

Opening Day Still On for Duluth Huskies

One issue will be the federal, state and local orders that would make it tough for teams to travel.

DULUTH, Minn. – Opening Day is still a go for the Northwoods League, including the Duluth Huskies. General manager Greg Culver says that can change at any time, especially with what happens with the delayed start for the pros. “If MLB decides they’re going to go July 1st with four weeks of spring training and kicking the season off August…

Duluth Huskies Sign Former Hilltopper Star Pitcher Ben Pedersen

The University of Missouri commit was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles back in June.

DULUTH, Minn. – One of the downsides to high school athletics is the amount of turnover there is every year. We can only enjoy watching the players for a short amount of time. But that won’t be the case for one of the best local high school baseball players in recent memory. This weekend, the Duluth Huskies will announce that…

Meet the Huskies: Max Guzman

For the last Meet the Huskies of the segment, we feature infielder/catcher Max Guzman.

DULUTH, Minn. – Max Guzman came to Duluth a month into the Northwoods League season, looking forward to getting this opportunity. “I got a call from Marcus telling me to come play summer ball. I thought it was a good opportunity, better than staying home, and could come out here, get some live at–bats and just getting ready for the…

Huskies Win Regular Season Home Finale

Although Duluth won, Eau Claire also won on Friday night, officially eliminating the Huskies from playoff contention.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies ended the regular season home slate on a high note, defeating Waterloo 4-3 in their final home game of the regular season. Keaton Carattini was outstanding, throwing six innings, allowing two runs, both unearned, on four hits and struck out 10. Joey Zwak drove in two runs with a single in the seventh inning. Although…

Playoff Hopes Take a Hit as Huskies Fall to Bucks

Duluth will play their final home game Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nico Lima would drive in two runs in the bottom of the first, but Duluth would get blanked the rest of the way as Waterloo gets the win 4-2 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Schuyler Hill struck out eight batters in four innings of work as the Huskies will play their home finale Friday night. Categories: Northwoods…

Superfan Joe Garson Continues Support for Duluth Huskies

Garson has not missed or been late to a Huskies home game since the team's inception in 2006.

DULUTH, Minn. – Later this week, the Duluth Huskies will play their last two home games of the season. It’s also the final two home games for one Huskies superfan, who has been there with the team through the good times and the bad. Wade Stadium is just as much a home for the Huskies as it is for Joe…

Meet the Huskies: Joey Zwak

For this week's segment, we feature a new addition to the Huskies, who grew up and has played his entire baseball career in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – As a Duluth native and Duluth East grad, joining the huskies was a surreal moment for infielder Joey Zwak. “It’s always in the back of your mind, when you come here as a little kid, when you’re 5 or 6 years old, you watch a game with your parents, have a hot dog. It’s like, oh, maybe…

Northwoods League Penalizes Huskies, Removes Five Wins for Roster Violation

The Huskies dropped from first to third place in the Great Plains East division for the second half.

DULUTH, Minn. -The Northwoods League announced on Saturday morning that the Duluth Huskies violated a roster rule, which has changed their second half record and the Great Plains East Division Standings. The Huskies had their last five wins removed, but the wins will not change to loses. All other statistics will be the same, except for wins loses and saves…

Huskies Sweep Express, Stay in Control of Playoff Hopes

Nico Lima scored four runs while Collin Hopkins drove in four in Duluth's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies used another big night at the plate to sweep a pivotal series against the Eau Claire Express, who won the Great Plains East first half division, winning Friday’s game 12-7. Nico Lima went 4-for-5 with four runs scored while Collin Hopkins went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs. Ricky Reynoso was strong on the mound,…

Huskies Pick Up Big Win Over Express

Duluth's win extends its lead to a game and a half for the second half division title.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies extended their lead in the Great Plains East division on Thursday, defeating the Eau Claire Express 9-1, taking a one and a half game lead over La Crosse for the second half title. The Huskies used a five run third inning to seal the win over the Express. Noah Marcelo hit a bases clearing…

Guzman, Tappen Each Homer as Huskies Power Past Loggers

Duluth would score seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined.

DULUTH, Minn. – Max Guzman and Alex Tappen would each hit three-run home runs as the Duluth Huskies knock off La Crosse 11-5 Wednesday night at Wade Stadium. Aaron Greenfield also chipped in with three hits on the night, while Colton Williams pitched six shutout innings, allowing just five hits and striking out four. Huskies will be back at home…

Huskies Fall in Low-Scoring Affair to Loggers

La Crosse would score the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth to get the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Travis Booth was stellar on the mound, but it was all for naught as the Duluth Huskies drop a close one to La Crosse 2-1 Tuesday night at Wade Stadium. Booth struck out seven batters while allowing four hits in eight innings of work. Matt Hogan knocked in the lone run for the Huskies, who will look…

Meet the Huskies: Kyle Jacobsen

For this week's segment, we meet the Huskies' outfielder from Hillsborough Community College.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies’ play as of late has reminded a lot of people of last year’s team. One of those people is outfielder Kyle Jacobsen, who has re–joined the Huskies in the second half of the season after playing in 31 games last year. “There’s a little bit of de ja vu there. This team is really…

Mistakes Plague Huskies as Border Cats Split Series

Five errors would doom the Huskies as they fall to the Border Cats.

DULUTH, Minn. – Despite out-hitting Thunder Bay 9-7, the Duluth Huskies would strand too many runners as they take the home loss against the Border Cats 7-3 Friday night at Wade Stadium. Channy Ortiz and Kyle Jacobsen each had two hits for the Huskies, who will look to bounce back Saturday night as they open a three-game road series against…

Tappen’s Grand Slam Helps Huskies Hold Off Border Cats

The Huskies would score four runs in the third and fifth innings.

DULUTH, Minn. – Alex Tappen would hit a grand slam in the fifth inning as the Duluth Huskies top Thunder Bay 9-7 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Tappen, Channy Ortiz and Kyle Jacobsen each scored twice for Duluth who will look for the sweep against Thunder Bay Friday night. Categories: Northwoods League, Sports

Legendary Pitcher Ila Borders Returns to the Northland

Borders played for the Duluth-Superior Dukes from 1997 to 1999.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies had a special guest at Wade Stadium Thursday night as legendary pitcher Ila Borders returned to the Northland for the first time in two years. Borders was the first woman ever to earn a collegiate baseball scholarship and went on to sign with the St. Paul Saints in 1997, as well as spending a…

Meet the Huskies: Alex Tappen

For this week's segment, we introduce you to the Huskies' outfielder/third baseman from the University of Virginia.

DULUTH, Minn. – Outfielder Alex Tappen just wrapped up his sophomore season at the University of Virginia, a team that’s become a premiere program in Division I over the past two decades. “They’re a great baseball program and everything the coaches have done there is incredible and that was probably one of the main draws. And also the academic side…

Huskies Sweep Border Cats, Pick Up Seventh Straight Win

Danny Zimmerman and Alex Tappen both hit home runs in Duluth's 11-4 win over Thunder Bay.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies pounded out 15 hits Friday night to top Thunder Bay 11-4 to sweep the two-game set and pick up their seventh straight win. Both Alex Tappen and Danny Zimmerman hit home runs in the win, while Tappen was 3-for-5 at the plate. Kyle Jacobsen went 2-for 4 and drove in a run while Preston Hartsell…

Huskies Blast Border Cats for Sixth Straight Win

Duluth scored six runs in the second and stayed ahead the rest of the way.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lance Ford drove in three runs as the Duluth Huskies got the big win over Thunder Bay 13-5 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. Nine different players scored for the Huskies, who picked up their sixth win in a row. They’ll look to sweep the Border Cats on Friday night. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Huskies Surging Back in Second Half of Season

Duluth is currently tied atop the Great Plains East Division for the second half.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been an interesting season for the Duluth Huskies to say the least. After making it to game three of the Summer Collegiate World Series last year, the Huskies were unable to carry that into this season, finishing the first half 10 games under .500 and last in the Great Plains East. But a lot has changed…

Huskies’ Morrow, Kent Talk All-Star Nods

The Northwoods League All-Star Game will take place at Cost Cutters Field at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies will be on break for the next few days as the 25th annual Northwoods League All-Star Game takes place night. And while some players will enjoy some much needed time off two Huskies will be participating in the festivities. Infielder Nic Kent and starting pitcher Dane Morrow were both selected as 2019 Northwoods League…

Former Huskies Manager Tyger Pedersen Makes Visit to Duluth

It's the first time Pedersen returned since leading the Huskies to the Collegiate World Series.

DULUTH, Minn. – As the temperatures rise so has the play of the Duluth Huskies. This past weekend, they swept La Crosse with former team manager Tyger Pedersen in attendance at Wade Stadium. Pedersen, who is now director of baseball operations for the Huskies, currently works in the minor league system for the St. Louis Cardinals. Pedersen says walking into…

Meet the Huskies: Xavier Bussey

For this week's segment, we feature the Huskies's outfielder from Pensacola State College.

DULUTH, Minn. -Xavier Bussey is a long way from home, coming to Duluth from Pensacola State College and is originally a North Carolina native. “The landscape is a lot different. There’s like a mountain over here in the backview so it’s a really beautiful place. I heard it’s a lot colder in the May time,” Bussey said. Bussey transferred from…

Huskies Sweep Loggers, Win Fifth Straight

Both Nic Kent and Preston Hartsell went 4-for-4 on the day and drove in three total runs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies got off to another fast start on Sunday afternoon, scoring one in the first then took the lead in the third to get the 6-3 win over the Loggers to sweep the weekend series. Cole Milam had another strong start, giving up just one run on six hits over six innings of work while striking…

Huskies Shut Out Loggers for Fourth Straight Win

Starting pitcher Schuyler Hill struck out four and gave up three hits over six innings in the shutout win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting pitcher Schuyler Hill struck out four over six innings as three Huskies pitchers combined for the shutout as Duluth got the 6-0 win over La Crosse for its fourth straight win. The pitching staff gave up just five hits and finished with eight strikeouts. Nic Kent went 2-for-4 and scored two runs while Kyle Jacobsen went…

Meet the Huskies: Danny Zimmerman

For this week's segment, we feature a Duluth infielder who's using his experience cheering on his team in Omaha as motivation for this season.

DULUTH, Minn. – After not playing for the Michigan Wolverines last season, Danny Zimmerman is looking forward to more playing time and more at-bats with the huskies this summer. “For me, it was all about playing in all of these games, playing every day, and just getting a lot of at bats and a lot of defensive reps and getting…

Huskies End Homestand With Win Over Express

Cole Milam pitched six shutout innings, giving up six hits while striking out three in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies ended their seven-game homestand in a big way, getting the 6-2 win over the Eau Claire Express in game three of the four-game series. Duluth went 4-3 during those seven games. The Huskies got off to an early lead, as Alex Tappen scored on an error to put the Huskies up 1-0 in the first…

Huskies Rally Late, Can’t Hang on Against Express

Duluth scored seven runs in the seventh to take the lead but was unable to hang on for the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies were being no-hit through five innings, but the hits came later. The Huskies scored seven runs in the seventh inning to take a 7-6 lead. The Express would battle back, score four in the top of the ninth to get the 10-7 win. Xavier Bussey went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored….

Huskies Keep Rolling with Another Shutout Over Stingers

The Duluth Huskies earned their first back-to-back shutouts since 2009.

DULUTH, Minn. – Nic Kent and Xavier Bussey each knocked in two runs as the Duluth Huskies blanked Willmar for the second straight game 7-0 Thursday afternoon at Wade Stadium. Seven different players recorded a hit for the Huskies. Dane Morrow, Erik Kaiser and Jack Corbell combined for the shutout, the first back-to-back shutouts for Duluth since 2009. The Huskies…

Reynoso, Huskies Blank Stingers for Second Straight Win

The Duluth Huskies would get the lone run in the third inning.

DULUTH, Minn. – In his second start of the season, Ricky Reynoso pitched six scoreless innings while allowing just five hits while striking out six as the Duluth Huskies knocked off Willmar 1-0 Wednesday night at Wade Stadium. The lone run of the game came in the third inning off a sac fly from Max Guzman that scored Collin Hopkins….

Fifth Inning the Difference as Huskies top Rox

The Duluth Huskies snapped their four-game losing streak with a win over St. Cloud.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies scored six runs in the fifth inning as they came back to defeat St. Cloud 8-7 Tuesday night at Wade Stadium. Alex Tappen led the Huskies with three RBI while Wade Meckler and Nic Kent each scored twice for Duluth, who snapped a four-game skid. They’ll look for back-to-back wins tomorrow night as they…

Huskies Open Seven Game Homestand With Loss to Rox

Duluth struck first but couldn't do enough to get the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies opened a seven game homestand on Monday night with a loss, falling to St. Cloud Rox 8-3. The Huskeis got on the board first, as Collin Hopkins scored on a Nic Kent groundout in the third to give them the lead. But the Rox would get things going in the next few innings, scoring…

Huskies Wrap Up Homestand With Loss to Border Cats

Ramon Enriquez drove in the only run of the game for Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting the bats going on Thursday night, the Huskies were unable to do the same on Friday, falling to Thunder Bay 8-1 to split the two-game set. Ramon Enriquez drove in the only run of the game for Duluth, a bases loaded, RBI fielders’ choice in the first inning. The Huskies split the four-game homestand. Duluth…

Huskies Take Game One Against the Border Cats

Wade Meckler went 4-for-5 on the night 2 RBI and one run scored in Duluth's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – After an ugly loss the night before, the Duluth Huskies responded in a nice way, getting the 8-4 win over Thunder Bay on Thursday night. Wade Meckler went 4-for-5 on the night 2 RBI and one run scored while Lance Ford also drove in two runs in the win. Duluth and Thunder Bay will play again on…

Huskies Blown Out by Larks

Stephen Baughan hit two home runs for the Bismarck.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Huskies were unable to get the two-game sweep on Tuesday night, as the Bismarck Larks dominated the Huskies pitchers, getting the 21-0 win. Stephen Baughan hit two home runs for the Larks. The Huskies will now host the Thunder Bay Border Cats for two games, starting Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Categories: College, Northwoods League, Sports

Huskies Hang On For Win Against Larks

Xavier Bussey hit his first home run of the Northwoods League season.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a much needed Northwoods League off day, the Duluth Huskies got back on track, getting the 7-6 win over Bismarck on Tuesday night. Xavier Bussey hit his first home run for Duluth while Ramon Enriquez drove in two runs. The Huskies and Larks will play again on Wednesday at Wade Stadium. First pitch is set for…

Meet the Huskies: Nic Kent

For this week's segment, we feature the starting shortstop from the University of Virginia.

DULUTH, Minn. – University of Virginia shortstop Nic Kent just wrapped up a successful first year with the Cavaliers and is now following in the footsteps of the rest of his team. “Our coach sends pretty much all of the freshman position players after their first year,” Kent said. And Kent is picking up right where he left off in…

Huskies’ Bats Silenced At Home Against Larks

The Duluth Huskies could only get two hits at home against Bismarck.

DULUTH, Minn. – It was another rough night for the Duluth Huskies as they are blanked at home by Bismarck 5-0 Tuesday night at Wade Stadium. The Huskies could only muster two hits on the Larks as they lost their eighth straight game at home. They’ll be back at Wade Stadium for a rematch against Bismarck Wednesday night. Categories: College,…

Huskies Fall to Rox, Drop Seventh Straight Home Game

St. Cloud would pick up the road win over Duluth on Monday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – A five-run third inning would be the catalyst for an avalanche of runs as St. Cloud blasted Duluth 12-3 Monday night at Wade Stadium. The Huskies got off to a great start when Nic Kent hit a two-run home run in the first inning. But they would struggle the rest of the way as they lose their…

Meet The Huskies: Troy Newell

For the first Meet The Huskies of the summer, we feature one of the returning pitchers from last year's squad.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies are coming off of a huge season last summer, playing in game three of the Summer Collegiate World Series. Part of the reason for that success was pitcher Troy Newel, who’s back for another year with the Huskies. “Tyger asked me earlier last year if I wanted to come back and I said yeah, if…

Huskies Blanked at Home To End Homestand

The struggles continued for the Duluth Huskies against Waterloo.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies could only muster four hits on the night as they fall to Waterloo 8-0 Thursday night at Wade Stadium. The Huskies extend their losing streak to six games, ending their seven-game homestand with just one win. They’ll look to turn things around beginning tomorrow night as they take on St. Cloud in a three-game…