Published On: January 15th, 2018

Five players signed to return to Duluth


Duluth, Minn. – The Duluth Huskies Baseball Club is proud to announce that Sam Baier (Augustana University—South Dakota), Augie Isaacson (Friends University—Wichita Kansas), Kevin Folman (North Dakota State University), Rudy Karre (University of Kansas), and Ryan Cunningham (University of Minnesota Duluth) are set to return to the 2018 roster.

Baier is a sophomore infielder from Springfield, Minnesota. He appeared in 22 games last season with the Huskies. On June 19th last season, he hit his only home run and batted in three runs guiding the team to a 12-6 win against Mankato.

Isaacson is a redshirt junior infielder from New Prague, Minnesota. He appeared in 48 regular season games and also in the Major League Dreams Showcase on the visiting team last season with the Duluth Huskies. Summing up a .323 batting average, he was a standout on the Huskies roster.

Folman, a redshirt senior local right-handed pitcher from Hermantown, Minnesota, will be returning for his fourth season with the Huskies. He appeared in 16 regular season games and in the All-Star Game in Wausau, Wisconsin last season rounding out an exceptional 1.56 earned run average.

Karre, a junior outfielder from Peoria, Arizona, known for his long hair and hustle, will be returning for another season. On August 2nd against the Eau Claire Express, he gathered 3 hits including a home run to make his best hitting performance of the season.

Cunningham is a junior left-handed pitcher from Britt, Minnesota, coming back for his third season with the Huskies. Last season he appeared in 9 games and produced a 3.31 earned run average. His best game with the Huskies in 2017 was his first on May 30th in La Crosse against the Loggers. He struck out 5 batters and only allowed 2 hits assisting the team to a 9-2 win.

The Huskies open the 2018 season with five road games, but open at Wade Stadium Sunday, June 3rd against the Eau Claire Express. Season tickets, punch cards, and other ticket packages are still available. For more information, contact the Duluth Huskies front office at 218-786-9909 or


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.


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