Huskies Add UMD Sophomore Pitcher Meyer

By KBJR News 1

May 20, 2013 Updated May 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Duluth Huskies have signed University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) sophomore pitcher John Meyer to a temporary contract ahead of the 2013 season, the team announced on Monday.

Meyer was used primarily in a relief role for the Bulldogs in 2013, appearing in eight games and totaling a 3.04 earned run average across 26.2 innings pitched.

"John had a great year and we expect him to a be a reliever type of guy for us," Duluth manager Daniel Hersey said. "We're going to need him to come in and take care of business.

The Rochester, Minn. native had an overall record of (2-0) for UMD this spring, allowing just nine earned runs in his time on the mound while striking out 16 opposing batters.

He joins UMD freshman Alex Wojciechowski on the Duluth roster, with Wojciechowski being signed to a full-season contract by the Huskies on May 24.

"Alex was conference player of the year and freshman of the year, and we really couldn't not take him because he's going to have a presence for us," Daniel Hersey said. "He had a great year and we expect that to continue for us."

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