November 7, 2017 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Duluth Huskies
Duluth, Minn. - The Duluth Huskies Baseball Club is excited to announce the additions of Hunter Bigge (RHP, 3B) from Los Gastos, California, and Michael Gates (RHP) from Huntington Beach, California to the 2018 roster.
Hunter Bigge is a 6' sophomore coming from Harvard University. Bigge played high school ball at Los Gatos High School until graduating in 2016. There, he was a three-time all-league selection, De Anza League MVP in 2015, CalHi Sports Central Coast Section Player of the Year in 2015, first team all-state selection in 2015, 2015 Santa Clara Hot Stove Pitcher of the Year, and earned many academic awards. In his first year at Harvard he appeared in eight games with one start. Collected a 6.00 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 15 innings.
Michael Gates is a 6' 2" sophomore coming from the University of Southern California. Gates played four years of varsity baseball as a pitcher and shortstop at St. Michael's Prep. He earned First-Team All-Express League all four years, earned all-CIF honors as a junior in 2015 and a senior in 2016, was named Express League Player of the Year in 2016 as a senior, struck out 19 batters and 18 batters in different games in his junior year, and played for the So Cal Giants Scout Team during 2015 and 2016. In his first year at the University of Southern California, he produced a 9.64 ERA.
The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal . For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies.com . or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Huskies as your favorite team.