Huskies Add Players Prior to Welcoming Pederson to Duluth

2018 Player Additions Announced Just Before Pederson Visits

Duluth, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies Baseball Club is excited to announce additions to the 2018 roster prior to welcoming their new Field Manager, Tyger Pederson, to the Northland. Tyler Van Stone (RHP, OF) from Henderson, Nevada, and John Lagattuta (C, OF) from Davis, California, will be joining the previously announced players for the summer of 2018.

Tyler Van Stone is a 6’ Junior coming from Hawai’i Pacific University. Prior to his college ball experience, he played high school ball at Foothill High School and was awarded First Team All-Conference Pitcher, First-Team All-Connie Mack Infielder, and Second Team All-Conference Utility Player. In 2016 at Hawai’i Pacific, Van Stone made 10 appearances on the mound summing up 17 strikeouts and allowing 7 walks in 35.2 innings rounding out a 4.29 ERA. Van Stone also made 10 appearances offensively recording a .111 batting average. This past season, he improved his ERA to 3.38 and logged a .200 batting average.

John Lagattuta is a 6’ 1” freshman coming from UC Berkeley playing for the California Golden Bears Baseball Program. Prior to joining the Bears, he played high school ball at Davis High School where he was named the 2017 Male Athlete of the Year. Lagattuta earned an exceptional amount of achievements in his senior year. Some of those include hitting a .451 with a .500 on-base percentage, 46 hits, 38 RBI, 33 runs, nine doubles, six triples, four home runs, .774 slugging percentage, and five steals.

The Huskies will be hosting a meet and greet with Pederson and the Huskies front office. It will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, at 5:30pm at the Lyric Kitchen Bar (205 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802) open to the media and the public. There will also be a reception to follow starting at 6:30 for RSVPed guests only.


The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (LAD) and Lucas Duda (TBR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.