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Valpo Sophomore Returns to Northwoods League

The Huskies add a pitcher who previously played in the Great Lakes Division.

Duluth, Minn.- Nolan Lebamoff is no stranger to the Northwoods League. A member of the Wausau Woodchucks of the Great Lakes Division in 2019, Lebamoff is eager to play meaningful summer baseball again, this time with the Duluth Huskies. “I played in the Northwoods League my freshman year, and I was looking to come back and play in a different division,” he said. “I look forward to meeting new people as well as making new memories.”  Nolan pitched 21 strikeouts over 16 game appearances for the Woodchucks that season, according to pointstreak.com. In 2020 he played for the Grand Park Park Ranger of the Grand Park Summer league.

Playing for Kankakee Community College from 2019-2020, Lebamoff was dubbed the KCC pitcher of the year in 2019 while collecting the third most saves in the country in NJCAA Division-II, according to valpoathletics.com. Now a sophomore with Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN, the Fort Wayne native appeared in 17 games out of the Beacons’ bullpen. Over that span, Nolan stacked 30 strikeouts and worked multiple scoreless frames in route to an ERA of 4.45. “I hope to accomplish my goal of throwing all my pitches for strikes and giving my team a chance to win,” he said. When he’s not on the mound, Nolan enjoys doing anything outdoors, namely golfing, fishing, and hunting.

Welcome back to the Northwoods League, Nolan! We’re glad to have you represent 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.