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Huskies sign Tyger Pederson to contract extension

Duluth Huskies manager Tyger Pederson (center) talks with players during a practice at Wade Stadium. Pederson signed a contract extension to stay with the Huskies on Monday. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@

The Duluth Huskies have signed head coach Tyger Pederson to a contract extension and in the process named him the club’s Director of Baseball Operations.

“This has been the most exciting year since buying the team in 2011,” said local owner Michael Rosenzweig. “This new brand of baseball is adding a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for all aspects of the team culture and fan interest."

Under Pederson’s guidance the Huskies finished the regular season with a record of 47-25 and went 3-2 in the playoffs, which ended with a 2-1 series loss to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement,” Huskies general manager Greg Culver said. "What a magical season. I asked Tyger for 10-plus wins versus last year and to put together a playoff caliber team, and he and his staff went above and beyond our expectations. We’re excited to see what he does moving forward."

NOTES: Duluth also set a team record with 167 stolen bases. The previous mark was 134. … The Huskies also scored 460 runs with 703 hits in 72 games.