October 9, 2017 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Duluth Huskies
Duluth, Minn. -- The Duluth Huskies Baseball Club is excited to announce their first two additions to the 2018 roster. Omar Veloz (C) from Los Angeles, California, and Dylan McPhillips (SS) from Gilroy, California, will be making their way to the Twin Ports this summer.
Omar Veloz is a 6', 180-pound freshman coming from Fresno State. He graduated from and played high school ball at Cathedral High School. The Huskies new catcher ranked as the 11th-best catcher in California in the 2017 class by Perfect Game, was named a 2016 Perfect Game Underclass All-American, earned 2016 SoCal Scout League All Star honors, and accumulated many other honors in his high school baseball career.
Dylan McPhillips is a 5'8", 165-pound freshman coming from Sacramento State. He graduated from Monte Vista Christian High School and was a dedicated player on their baseball team. He had a 3.01 ERA after pitching 107 innings and a batting average of .282 in his high school baseball career. The Huskies new shortstop had a .918 fielding percentage as well.
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, more than 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). 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.