Posts Tagged: Baseball

Steffensen smacks grand slam, drives in career-high 6 for Mesa

February 13, 2019

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen smacked a grand slam, doubled and drove in a career-high six RBIs to help Mesa Community College beat Benedictine 13-5 in Arizona. It was the first home run of the season for the sophomore left fielder and third in 65 career games. Steffensen, of Kenai High fame, is hitting .364 with 11… Read more »

Johnson’s strong start on mound derailed by one bad inning

February 6, 2019

Anchorage’s Parker Johnson had a great start in his first college starting pitching appearance for Indiana Wesleyan University. The sophomore right-hander retired the first seven batters he faced and carried a shutout into the fifth inning. Unfortunately, he was chased after allowing two runs on a walk, single, sac bunt and triple to start the… Read more »

Homza smacks two home runs in 10 at-bats in minor league

August 21, 2018

The power surge continued for Anchorage’s Jonny Homza, who smacked his second home run in his last 10 at-bats for the San Diego Padres minor-league team in the Arizona League. The 19-year-old now has three home runs on the season, all coming since July 11. Homza crushed a two-run home run in the first inning… Read more »

Homza crushes second career pro home run in Arizona League

August 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza hit his second home run of the season off an opposing pitcher who doesn’t give up many long balls. The 19-year-old San Diego Padres prospect blasted a solo shot against Dodgers right-hander Edward Cuello in the sixth inning in a 5-2 loss in the rookie-level Arizona League. Homza, of South High fame,… Read more »

Homza enjoys one of his best stretches of minor-league career

August 9, 2018

As Alaska’s only professional baseball player presently on the field, Jonny Homza of Anchorage has a lot riding on his performance as he represents an entire state. He’s doing an excellent job as an ambassador. The 19-year-old former fifth-round draft pick is currently hitting the ball as well as he has over his two-year minor-league… Read more »

Homza makes a habit of reaching base in playoffs for Pilgrims

August 6, 2018

Willy Homza of Anchorage got a couple base hits and scored a run for the Plymouth Pilgrims in Game 2 of his team’s playoff series in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He played the whole game at shortstop, hit sixth in the lineup and went 2-for-5 in an 8-5 loss to the Ocean State… Read more »

Homza hits first career triple as a pro, fortnight after first bomb

July 27, 2018

Two weeks after he crushed his first home run as a professional player, Anchorage’s Jonny Homza continued his power surge with his first triple. The 19-year-old with the San Diego Padres rookie-level team has a .350 slugging percentage – 51 points higher than last year. His on-base percentage is .365 in 23 games compared to… Read more »

Baker racks up 20th scoreless outing for Double-A Tulsa Drillers

July 25, 2018

Juneau’s Dylan Baker turned in another clean sheet for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 26-year-old right-hander cleaned up a 16-5 loss to the Springfield Cardinals in the Texas League with two scoreless innings of work. The team’s saves leader probably didn’t think he’d pitch in such a lopsided… Read more »

Homza proves to be one of most efficient players in NECBL

July 24, 2018

Anchorage’s Willy Homza has displayed a nice combination of patience and power for the Plymouth Pilgrims. The Brown University slugger is just one of six players in the New England Collegiate Baseball League to register at least five home runs, 20 RBIs and 20 walks this summer. Homza, of South High fame, has collected those… Read more »

Second-year pro Homza crushes 1st home run in Arizona League

July 13, 2018

First came thunder from Jonny Homza’s bat. Then came lightning. The Anchorage 19-year-old crushed his first home run of his professional career with the San Diego Padres rookie-level team in the Arizona League. His two-run bomb came in the first inning of a 12-1 win over the Mariners in a game shortened to five innings… Read more »