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Huskies Add Two Pitchers From SE Missouri State

14CroucherWinklemanDULUTH, Minn.January 20, 2014—The Duluth Huskies have announced the addition of two pitchers from Southeast Missouri State University. The Huskies renew their relationship with the Redhawks, which dates back to 2007 when All American Catcher Jim Klocke was in Duluth.

Left-handed pitcher Alex Winkleman will be making his Northwoods League debut for the Huskies when he steps on the mound at Wade Stadium in 2014.  Winkleman, a 6’2" 175 lb Sophomore pitcher from Crystal City, MO, had a stellar Freshman campaign for the Redhawks in 2013, compiling a 4-4 record in 56.2 IP with 50 strikeouts in 19 appearances.  Winkleman played his 2013 Summer Season with the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes League, posting a record of 6-6 in 33 IP and a 4.05 ERA.

Joining Winkleman on the 2014 Duluth Huskies pitching staff is freshman right-hander Andrew Croucher.  Croucher hails from Galveston, TX and stands 6'2" and 205 lbs.  SE Missouri head coach Steve Bieser stated, “Andrew is a workhorse; he has a great work ethic already at a young age and will only get better with more experience. He is a big time competitor who has excelled against tough talent in the state of Texas.”  Croucher's arsenal includes 4 pitches, with a fastball sitting in the 85-88 range.