Up North: Duluth Huskies excited for challenge of a new season
After having the first two games of their season on the road, the Duluth Huskies have been eager and ready to showcase their talent in front of the home faithful at Wade Stadium.
“We have got some special players coming in, we have some local talent on the roster. Every time Marcus would text me or call, and say we are going to send a contract to this guy or that guy. I would do a little research on the player, and realized we have a lot of talent,” claimed Greg Culver, the Huskies General Manager.
Head coach Marcus Pointer said that even with a handful of new, and highly skilled guys on the team. The mentality and style of play stays the same.
“Just fast high level, high paced game. I want guys engaged throughout the game, looking to steal bases, ball in dirt, first to third all that kind of stuff. We are looking to take advantage of it and play an aggressive style of baseball,” said Pointer
For left handed pitcher Jaxon Edwards, it’s a homecoming of sorts as he and his twin brother Caden are Duluth East alumni. Not only have the two witnessed Huskies baseball as a fan, but have took to the same field as players before.
“We have always come to games, and we have hosted a few Huskies players in the past. So Greg called both of us up and wanted us to come here so I couldn’t say no. We played here a lot in high school so it’s pretty familiar. A bunch of family and friends are going to be here, so hopefully I get to play in front of them for a first time in a while so I’m pretty excited to do that,” stated Huskies Pitcher Jaxson Edwards
Although the pre-game jitters are sure to be present, being able to build a strong team bond is half the battle in a grueling 68 game season.
“I’m going to be cheering for guys I don’t know, but I feel like the bus ride to Duluth is when we will start to build team chemistry. So I feel like it is a good thing to build team bonding on the bus, I’m excited for that. I came here because I have goals to go as far as I can with baseball. I feel like there is no better league than Northwood’s to do that,” concluded Huskies pitcher Trent Martin.