Posts Tagged: Baseball

Bynum named Northwoods All-Star, will compete in HR derby

July 16, 2017

Even at 21, he still goes by Scooter. But you can call him All-Star. Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks has been added to the North Division team for the 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game Tuesday in Wausau, Wisconsin. “I’m excited to be invited and to make my first-ever all-star game and home run derby because it’s… Read more »

Homza holds his own after first 3 weeks in Arizona rookie league

July 14, 2017

Jonny Homza of Anchorage is hitting the ball to all fields and holding his own against professional pitching in the Arizona League for rookies. The 18-year-old has base hits in eight of his last 10 games and is batting .275 in 16 games with the San Diego Padres organization, which drafted him in the fifth… Read more »

Homza ranks top 10 in hitting in California Collegiate League

July 12, 2017

Being an everyday player agrees with Anchorage’s Willy Homza. Homza is ripping the ball with the Rockville Rock Hounds and ranks tenth in the California Collegiate League with a .388 batting average in 20 games. “Summer ball is a great place to gain confidence because you play every day and you don’t have time to… Read more »

Homza getting extra-base hits, time behind the plate in Arizona

July 3, 2017

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza is starting to barrel up the baseball in the Arizona rookie league. The 18-year-old ripped doubles in back-to-back games for his first and second extra-base hits of his budding career in the professional ranks. Homza, of South High fame, was a fifth-round MLB draft pick of the San Diego Padres in June…. Read more »

Bynum has been one of Northwoods League’s top hitters of late

June 27, 2017

He doesn’t take off days or at-bats, which is why Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks is one of the hottest hitters in the Northwoods League. The centerfielder has played in each of the last seven days for the Bismarck Larks and leads his team with a .385 batting average, .551 on-base and .615 slugging percentage over… Read more »

Homza collects 2 hits, 3 RBIs in pro debut in Arizona League

June 25, 2017

The temperature in Phoenix, Arizona, was 111 degrees at game time, but Jonny Homza of Anchorage wasn’t sweating it. Not even the pressure of his professional debut could get the 18-year-old baseball star hot under the collar. Known for his ice-cold, clutch performances as an amateur, Homza began his pro career with the same success… Read more »

Bynum hits grand slam for Larks, now has 10 RBIs in 10 games

June 17, 2017

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks made his first home run with the Bismarck Larks really count. The first-year outfielder smashed a grand slam to highlight a 7-4 win over the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League. The Northern Illinois University standout has hit safely in eight of 10 games. Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, leads… Read more »

Nading back to finishing games for Double-A San Antonio

June 16, 2017

Anchorage’s Chad Nading finished the game for the San Antonio Missions, although it wasn’t a save opportunity. The 29-year-old right-hander pitched the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss to the Frisco RoughRiders in Double-A baseball action in the Texas League. Nading, of East High fame, was his team’s closer and was 5-for-5 in save opportunities… Read more »

Padres project star infielder Homza as a catcher at pro level

June 14, 2017

Some MLB teams saw Anchorage high school baseball star Jonny Homza as a third baseman at the professional level, but the San Diego Padres saw the next Benito Santiago. The comparisons to the former Padres catcher from the 1990s are ripe: 6-foot and 180 pounds; strong and sinewy; rocket right arm and reliable right-handed bat…. Read more »

MLB’s San Diego Padres draft South star Homza in 5th round

June 13, 2017

The first time Alaska Baseball Academy manager Tony Wylie took South High star Jonny Homza of Anchorage to spring training in Arizona nobody believed Homza was from Alaska. As a 16-year-old, Homza handled himself well against minor-league professional pitchers and showed off an A-plus arm from third base. The scouts were incredulous. “They kept saying,… Read more »