Huskies Add Four New Players For The Upcoming Season


Huskies add four more players to an already great roster.  

By: Ian Patton and Rachel Hills

As the season is quickly approaching the Duluth Huskies Baseball Club is more than excited to announce the addition of four new players to the roster for what is shaping up to be an exciting 2019 season.  These players include: Austin Smith a Sophomore Right-handed pitcher, Aaron Greenfield a versatile redshirt Sophomore, and Xavier Bussey a Freshman outfielder

These players have come from all over the country to play in the Northwoods League. Joining these men is returning  Huskies second baseman and shortstop, Bradley Norton. Norton is a redshirt freshman at Ohlone College in Fremont California.

Austin Smith is a right-handed sophomore pitcher at  Southwestern University that is originally from Cedar Park.  While his four years at Cedar Park High School he earned multiple awards to include being named the District Defensive Player of the year in  2017 and a Second Team Academic All-Star. Bringing this momentum of excitement to his freshman season at Southwestern and starting a total of 10 games with an ERA of 3.14.

Bradley Norton is a redshirt freshman who played second base and shortstop for Ohlone college along with having a successful 2018 season with the Huskies. In his freshman season at Ohlone, he played in 38 games with a .320 ERA and 21 RBI’s. As for last year with the Huskies, he played in 4 games with an ERA of .250.  

Aaron Greenfield is a redshirt Sophomore at California State University That also graduated from Millikan High School where he was awarded First- team All-Moore League his senior and Junior seasons and was apart of a team that won Moore League title back-to-back. In finishing his senior season with a .253 ERA.

Xavier Bussey is an outfielder Freshmen at Pensacola State University that graduated from Garner High School. Bussey was named 150 player by Perfect Game along with playing in 6 games and earning an ERA of .526.

The Duluth Huskies are incredibly excited to add these talented young athletes to the team and see their skills in action this summer. Don’t forget to catch them play as the Huskies open up their home season on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 against the Eau Claire Express. Until then, don’t forget to stay connected with the Huskies on the official website and on all social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.