Posts Tagged: Baseball

Nading makes MLB spring training appearance with San Diego

March 28, 2017

After years of bouncing around small towns in the minor leagues, Chad Nading of Anchorage finally got a taste of the big time. The 28-year-old relief pitcher today made his first appearance with the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale, Arizona. Nading, of… Read more »

Two-sport standout Johnson picks Indiana Wesleyan, baseball

He was all-conference in two sports in high school, but Parker Johnson of Anchorage will hang up the basketball shoes in exchange for baseball cleats. The South High senior standout will continue his baseball career at Indiana Wesleyan University, a NAIA school in Marian, Indiana. But first he’s got some more business to handle with… Read more »

Sac State’s Karnos nominated for WAC Pitcher of the Week

March 27, 2017

An ailing back kept Anchorage’s Max Karnos off the pitcher’s mound for the start of the baseball season for Sacramento State. When the 6-foot-4 senior returned to action after 11 games, the all-conference right-hander uncharacteristically struggled. Until yesterday, that is. Karnos, of South High fame, had the best outing in four appearances this season when… Read more »

Recent hot streak has Bynum leading Northern Illinois in hitting

March 21, 2017

Scooter Bynum is on a tear. The Northern Illinois centerfielder from Fairbanks is coming off a super series against Michigan in which he went 7-for-16 at the plate on his way to raising his season average to a season-best .338. The junior transfer now leads NCAA D1 Huskies with 24 hits, five doubles, two triples,… Read more »

Osborne having career year with long ball at Dickinson State

March 17, 2017

Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne smoked the ball twice to the outfield wall in his first two plate appearances, but the Dickinson State baseball player had no hits to show for it. But he didn’t hang his head. Instead, he waited for the pitcher to hang a pitch. That’s exactly what happened when Osborne went yard in… Read more »

Homza’s hot bat a bright spot for struggling Brown University

March 13, 2017

His team isn’t winning, but Anchorage’s Willy Homza has been winning the one-on-one battle in the box. The sophomore third baseman has more base hits than strikeouts and owns a .360 on-base percentage for a Brown University team that has started the NCAA D1 season 0-6 after getting swept by Nichols State and Texas A&M… Read more »

Bynum finds his groove, batting stroke at Northern Illinois

March 4, 2017

Back-to-back two-hit games helped Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks raise his batting average 56 points in one day for the Northern Illinois University baseball team. The junior transfer went a combined 4-for-9 at the plate in a doubleheader loss to Southern Illinois during NCAA D1 play in Edwardsville, Illinois. Three of his four hits went for… Read more »

Baker looks for big bounce back year w/ Cleveland organization

February 20, 2017

He hasn’t pitched in a baseball game in two years, yet Dylan Baker of Juneau has remained on the 40-man roster for the Cleveland Indians because of his rocket right arm. The 24-year-old has a crazy-good fastball that touches 97 mph and crazy-bad luck with injuries that have kept him off the field. Upside trumps… Read more »

Story named Baseball America Youth Coach of the Year

November 21, 2016

Anchorage’s Len Story has been awarded with the prestigious honor of being named Baseball America Youth Baseball Coach of the Year. This year he coached the 12U Alaska Quakes Travel Baseball program, the Abbott-O-Rabbit Majors Mariners and went on to manage the AOR 11/12 All-Stars. The AOR 11/12 All-Stars won the District 1 and Alaska… Read more »

Osborne crushes 3 home runs in doubleheader for Dickinson St.

September 28, 2016

With this being his final year of college baseball, Sagan Osborne of Anchorage doesn’t want to hold back. That goes for his swing too. “I am trying to unleash my swing a little bit more in favorable situations,” he told me. “I worked a lot this summer on my power.” The 6-foot-3 senior shortstop at… Read more »