Published On: February 9th, 2020

The Duluth Huskies add four more to the 2020 roster 

Rachel Hills

Duluth, Minn —  The Duluth Huskies are pleased to announce the signing of four more players for the 2020 season; Jake Gray, Kevin Fitzgerlad, Jonathan Brandon, and  Ryan Doran. Each of these players have great accomplishments of their own so playing together this summer at the Wade will be great! 

Jake Gray is a 6’1” catcher and first basemen. The junior at the University of Southern Illinois has been playing the game from the time he could walk with the game being in his family as his father is a high school coach. His favorite part of the game is competition and bringing his best each game and going against their best.  His advice to young players is to never let anything or anyone take your love for the sport and trust God’s process. His favorite part of the game is also what he is most looking forward to this summer and seeing new areas. 

Kevin Fitzgerlad is a 6’0” sophomore shortstop and 3rd basemen at San Joaquin Delta College. He grew up in Elk Grove, California and went to Laguna Creek High School. Playing baseball has been a part of most of his life, starting at a very young age because of his family members. Fitzgerlad is most looking forward to playing with a new group of guys and playing against good competition, as these are also his two favorite parts of the game.  His advice to just starting out players is to play hard and have fun.  

Jonathan Brandon is a junior 5’11” 2nd and 3rd baseman at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He grew up playing baseball. “My dad put a bat in my hands as soon as I could hold it.” His favorite part is learning more about the game and improving his skill. Brandon’s biggest advice to players just starting out is don’t get caught up in the results and always look ahead and have a great attitude. The biggest thing that Brandon is looking forward to is a great experience, teammates, and ball games. 

Ryan Doran is a 6’3” outfielder and first baseman sophomore at Iowa Central Community College. He has signed to play at the University of Nebraska, Omaha for the next two years. He played every game possible growing up but baseball became his favorite at a very young age. His favorite part of the game is hitting. Doran’s advice for young players also comes from the hitting side of the game; watch for the fastball and swing hard. Doran is most looking forward to the high-quality pitching in the NWL and becoming a better hitter. It shouldn’t come as a surprise when he describes himself as a competitor because he loves to win and strives to be the best on and off the field. 

Huskies fans, work ethic, passion, and the drive to win is exactly what all four of these players plan to bring to the Wade this summer. Until then make sure to stay in touch with all things Huskies by following the team on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook along with getting all the gear to be ready to cheer your 2020 Duluth Huskies on by checking out 



The Duluth Huskies are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

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