Six Players Return to Duluth Huskies
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Huskies Baseball Club announced the return of six players from the 2012 season. Returning for their second season in the Northwoods League are Michael Suiter from Kansas University, Trey Vavra from Eastern Illinois University, Conor Szczerba and Nate Carter from Florida Southern College, Nathan Garza from Oral Roberts University, and AJ McElderry for Indiana State University. Suiter, an outfielder from Kansas, returns after an All Star summer in 2012. Suiter was a mainstay in the lineup all summer. He hit .294 with 15 doubles, was tied for second on the team with 7 homeruns and had 40 RBI’s. Michael also had 14 stolen bases. Vavra, an infielder from Eastern Illinois, is also returning after an All Star summer in 2012. Vavra is versatile as he saw time at third base, second base, and first base in 2012 an was another mainstay in the lineup. He hit .335 with 14 doubles, 2 homeruns and 29 RBI’s. Szczerba, an infielder from Florida Southern College, is a versatile infielder returning for the 2013 season. Conor saw time at shortstop, second base, and third base and hit .249 with 8 doubles, 3 homeruns, 26 RBI’s and had 17 stolen bases. Carter, a right handed pitcher from Florida Southern College, returns after a 2012 All Star summer as a closer. Carter was a mainstay in the back end of the bullpen for the Huskies. He had an ERA of 3.13 in 23 innings of work and had a 3 – 3 record with 4 saves. Garza, a right handed pitcher from Oral Roberts, is returning after a successful summer as a relief pitcher. Garza was a late inning reliever for the Huskies all summer, he had an ERA of 3.04 in 23.2 innings of work and had a record of 2 – 0 with 2 saves. McElderry, a left handed pitcher from Indiana State, is returning after a successful summer as a relief pitcher. McElderry was also a late inning reliever for the Huskies all summer; he had an ERA of 3.71 in 46 innings and had 4 saves.