Hansen marks the first local signing for the 2021 season
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Duluth, Minn.- There is just something about that hometown charm. Peter Hansen of Superior, WI grew up watching the Huskies, and in 2021 he will don the white and blue he adored so much in his youth. Making a quick impact during his truncated freshman season at Bradley University, Hansen hopes to do the same in front of family and friends in Duluth.
A two-sport athlete in baseball and hockey at Marshall School in Duluth, Peter was an integral part of great success in three consecutive seasons of baseball. The Hilltoppers made noise in the Minnesota 2A State Tournament, taking fourth place in 2017, runner-up in 2018, and finally taking the state title in 2019. Hansen coupled that championship with an all-state honor his senior season. Per the Bradley Braves website, Peter played in seven games in the coronavirus-shortened 2020 collegiate season, hitting .316 with a double, two RBI’s and four walks for the Braves.
Hansen says baseball has always been a huge part of his family; His father, Ronald, was also a local ballplayer for the UWS Yellowjackets from 1990 to 1991. When not at the ballpark, Peter likes to hunt and fish with his friends, saying “there’s nothing better than being out on the water in the summertime with the guys.” The Northwoods League provides a great opportunity to refine skills against terrific competition, and Hansen noted he is most looking forward to the euphoric feeling that comes with getting that exposure.
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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 www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.