Three More Players ‘Catch On’ With Huskies for 2021
Duluth announces three more signings, including two catchers added to the fold.
Duluth, Minn.- The Huskies today announce the signings of three additional promising players to the 2021 roster. Outfielder Zac White joins catchers Ryan McDonald and Bryan Broecker as today’s highlighted players. Here is what Huskies fans need to know about these most recent signees:
Zac White did not have to travel far to play college ball when he accepted his offer to play for the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, just 190 miles northwest of his hometown of Little Rock. In fact, Zac is the most recent in a long line of family athletes to attend the school. The freshman outfielder was preceded at Arkansas by his grandfather and great-grandfather, who both played football for the Razorbacks. Zac’s father was an All-American golfer at Arkansas in the early 1990s, and Zac’s brother, John David White, currently plays wide receiver for the Razorbacks football team, per the school’s official roster. White is most looking forward to getting as much quality experience as he can with the Huskies. “What I lack most is high-level experience,” he said. “And that is what I am here to get.”
A highly ranked catcher out of Illinois, Bryan Broecker is a 2020 graduate of Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, Illinois. The Chicago native is engaged in his freshman season with the Michigan State Spartans, where he catches for the team. To get repetitions during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Broecker played in multiple college summer leagues that resumed play in 2020. Citing a desire to play on a team in the Northwoods League, Bryan signed to play with the Huskies, calling them a good fit for him. “Just playing a lot of baseball against good competition is what I am looking forward to most,” he said. Outside of baseball, Broecker enjoys fishing and being outdoors.
Ryan McDonald may have taken his ball skills to South Dakota State University, but those skills were born and raised in Minnesota. The Prior Lake, MN native said he is excited to play for a team based in such a great city. “My family has been up to Duluth many times and I love it there every time we go.” Like many have cited, playing against other talented players in the Northwoods League is incredibly intriguing to Ryan. According to gojacks.com, McDonald led the Jackrabbits in 2020 with 17 walks and a .439 on-base percentage while batting in 10 runs, a feat that also was tied for the team lead. In 80 career games played to date for South Dakota State, Ryan has 32 RBIs to go along with a career slugging percentage of .351. When he is away from the ballfield, the MN native enjoys fixing things and playing a round of disc golf.
Join us in welcoming the trio of Ryan, Zac, and Bryan to Duluth for the 2021 Huskies season!
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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.