Posts Tagged: Baseball

Bynum’s keen eye, walks and speed spark Northern Illinois

February 19, 2018

Northern Illinois senior Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks didn’t get a base hit in the first game of the series, but he did just about everything else. The center fielder drew three walks, scored two runs, had an RBI and stole a base as Northern Illinois beat Central Arkansas 6-3 in Conway, Arkansas. He walked and… Read more »

King breaks up no-hitter with first base hit, RBI for Northeast

February 8, 2018

Colin King of Fairbanks banged out his first base hit in style. The Northeast Community College freshman first baseman broke up a no-hitter with a two-out double in the fourth inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Hesston College in Kansas. King, of Lathrop High fame, is playing for a Northeast team if… Read more »

Wherever Baker lands, rocket right-hander ready for takeoff

December 21, 2017

Three weeks after adding rocket right-hander Dylan Baker of Juneau to their 40-man roster, the Milwaukee Brewers have designated him for assignment. The Brew Crew made the move after signing two veteran pitchers with extensive MLB experience, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are done with Baker. Milwaukee could still reclaim him off waivers or… Read more »

Homza wraps up successful season of rookie ball in Arizona

September 24, 2017

Jonny Homza’s first season of professional baseball was a hit. The Anchorage 18-year-old handled himself well at the plate and in the field for the San Diego Padres rookie ball team in the Arizona League. The fifth-round draft pick played a team-high 52 games and finished among the Padres leaders in batting average, runs, doubles… Read more »

Pro pitcher Baker back in Double-A with Akron RubberDucks

August 24, 2017

Juneau’s Dylan Baker is back with the Double-A Akron RubberDucks as part of the farm system for MLB’s Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old former fifth-round draft pick played for Akron earlier this summer before another arm injury in May forced him to the disabled list. The hard-throwing right-hander returned to the field in July with the… Read more »

Bismarck out of playoff picture, but Bynum remains focused

August 11, 2017

Even though the Bismarck Larks are out of the playoff hunt, Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks hasn’t stopped gunning for base hits. The 21-year-old center fielder is hitting .394 in the month of August after a 13-for-33 clip in nine games. Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, has racked up four RBIs, two doubles and four… Read more »

Baker returns to pitching mound for Cleveland farm system

August 8, 2017

Juneau’s Dylan Baker is making his way back from the disabled list in the Arizona League. The 25-year-old right-hander with the Cleveland Indians organization is making a rehab assignment in the rookie league since coming back from Tommy John surgery in 2015. Baker, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, has thrown a scoreless inning both times, totaling… Read more »

Homza wins tournament MVP honors for Rockville Rock Hounds

August 2, 2017

Willy Homza of Anchorage went to the California Collegiate League in search of consistent playing time. He found that and so much more with the Rockville Rock Hounds. The Brown University standout capped his sensational summer by winning MVP honors at Rockville’s season-ending tournament. Homza, of South High fame, hit .350 with a home run,… Read more »

Homza reaches base nearly half the time in summer league

July 27, 2017

Anchorage’s Willy Homza continues to flirt with one of the most sacred statistics in baseball. The cleanup hitter is batting .375 in 30 games with the Rockville Rock Hounds of the wood-bat California Collegiate League. Homza, of South High fame, isn’t just spraying the ball around the field. He’s ripping the ball in the gaps… Read more »

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 »