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West Coast Continues to Supply Duluth Huskies in 2022

The Huskies add another versatile catcher to the stable.

 

Duluth, Minn.- The west coast has provided the Huskies with many talented players and coaches alike over recent seasons, and this week’s player highlight is no different. Michael ‘Mookie’ Redmond joins the catcher ranks for the team in 2022. Redmond, a freshman at Big Bend Community College in Spokane, Washington, is excited to play in Minnesota after his father and current Colorado Rockies bench coach, Mike Redmond, played for the Twins from 2005-2009. “I want to play some competitive baseball,” he said. “I chose Duluth because playing in Minnesota sounded awesome since my dad played there.”

To start the year, Mookie has seen eight plate appearances in two games played for the Big Bend Vikings, notching 2 RBIs. Primarily a catcher, the Gonzaga Prep grad also plays first and third base, while batting lefty and throwing right-handed. When asked what important lesson he learned in 2021, he made a point to highlight the importance of teammates. “Your teammates are always there for you,” Mookie said. “Getting to know your teammates is a huge part of the game.” Redmond is hopeful to get a D1 college offer in 2022, but in the meantime is looking forward to playing high-level competition and traveling places he’s never been before.

Well, Mookie, we’re glad one of those places will be Duluth, MN. Welcome to the 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’ 27th 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 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.duluthhuskies.com 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.