Iron Range Native Signs with Duluth in 2021
The SDSU Jackrabbit is eager to pitch for the Huskies
Duluth, Minn.- Eli Sundquist of Chisholm, MN is looking forward to competing in the Northwoods League in 2021. Playing for the team so near to where he grew, he says, is icing on the proverbial cake. “(The Huskies) showed great interest and wanted me to be a part of their team,” Sundquist stated. “I’ve always wanted to play in the Northwoods League, and to play for a team that’s close to my hometown is even better.”
As a freshman pitcher at South Dakota State University, Eli and the Jackrabbits got through eight games in a truncated 2020 season. During that span, Sundquist finished as the team leader in wins (three) and strikeouts (19), including striking out a season-high eight batters over four innings in his first career start, per the Jackrabbits official page. “I worked really hard trying to get looked at (in baseball),” Eli remarked. “God blessed me with the opportunity to go to SDSU, and I’m so thankful.”
Eli was a tri-sport athlete at Chisholm High School, earning multiple all-conference awards in football, basketball, and of course, baseball. According to the Jackrabbits official website, he was also a Class A all-state selection as a senior at Chisholm, which resulted in an all-star series selection. Outside of baseball, the Iron Range native enjoys many of the same activities many northerners do, such as hunting, fishing, and camping. A miscellaneous fact about Eli? Blue is his favorite color.
We look forward to seeing him don the blue and white of the Huskies in 2021. Join us in welcoming Eli Sundquist to the Duluth Huskies!
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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.