Published On: April 28th, 2023


Dylan Ashcraft, Duluth Huskies Staff Writer

Huskies Ink Pair of Promising Outfielders from California

Augustine and Coupe can be found holding down the Wade’s outfield in ’23.

Duluth, Minn.- The Huskies today announce the signings of two sophomore outfielders to the 2023 roster. Sammy Augustine is a Fresno State Bulldog who transferred from Modesto Junior College, where he played the 2022 season. During his time with the Pirates, Sammy appeared in 22 games, matching that total in RBIs, while knocking out three home runs, seven doubles, and successfully stealing four bases, according to A four-year letter winner at Enochs High School, Augustine hit a .404 average from the plate while adding another three home runs to his resume. So far this season for the Bulldogs, the Modesto native has registered eight runs and eleven hits off 37 at-bats. When he’s not playing baseball, he enjoys bowling and fishing.

Max Coupe hails from Atherton, California, about two hours west of Modesto. The 2021 Menlo-Atherton grad is in his second season with the Trojans of Skyline College, a community college in San Bruno, California. In the 21-22 season, Coupe played in 36 games, according to In those games, Max lined up to bat 120 times, registering 32 runs, 40 hits, four home runs, and 27 RBI’s while only striking out 18 times. As impressive as those numbers are as a freshman, his sophomore season is off to an even hotter start; while improving his averages across the board, Coupe has hit 10 home runs, 38 RBIs, and has stolen 15 bases through 39 games for Skyline.

We look forward to Max and Sammy’s stay with the Huskies in 2023! Welcome to Duluth, gentlemen!

“Catch the Rising Stars!”

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. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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, 300 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit 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.

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