Posts Tagged: Baseball

Juneau’s 100-mph man adjusting to new role at Double-A Akron

May 24, 2017

After the string of injures that kept him off the baseball field for the last three years, Juneau’s Dylan Baker is back on the pitcher’s mound. And he’s brought his famous fastball with him. The 24-year-old rocket right-hander is with the Double-A Akron Rubberducks of the Cleveland Indians organization. He’s coming out of the bullpen… Read more »

Bynum helps NIU Huskies punch ticket to MAC Tournament

May 19, 2017

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks sparked an 11th inning rally that helped Northern Illinois beat Miami of Ohio 11-7 in extra innings during Mid-American Conference action in Oxford, Ohio. It’s fitting since the leadoff hitter from Alaska has been on fire for the last month. Bynum, of Monroe Catholic fame, has been scorching at the plate… Read more »

Everett College pitcher Chapman throws 2nd career no-hitter

May 15, 2017

Even though Anchorage’s Dalton Chapman stood alone on the pitching mound, he was never by himself on the baseball field. His Everett Community College teammates had his back and they came up huge to help the sophomore right-hander pitch a no-hitter. Chapman, of West High fame, threw a 7-inning no-no with five walks and six… Read more »

Big weekend has Bynum flirting with .300 average for NIU

May 9, 2017

His most productive weekend as a college baseball player has Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks flirting with a benchmark. The Northern Illinois University centerfielder went 6-for-12 with three walks in a three-game series against Central Michigan to raise his season average to .299 in 45 games. Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, scored a eight runs… Read more »

Way closes out conference championship game for Cumberland

May 8, 2017

Sitka’s Brian Way recorded the final two outs to preserve Cumberlands 16-7 victory over Campbellsville in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With the win, Cumberlands captured the Mid-South Conference Tournament and earned an automatic berth to the NAIA championships next week. Way, of Sitka High fame, induced consecutive flyballs to secure the title and set up a… Read more »

Osborne extends Dickinson’s season with 10th inning bomb

May 6, 2017

Sagan Osborne of Anchorage homered to lead off the top of the 10th inning to secure Dickinson State’s 5-4 win over Presentation College and keep the Blue Hawks alive in the North Star Athletic Association tournament in Jamestown, North Dakota. The senior slugger deposited the first pitch of extra innings over the right field fence,… Read more »

Chapman continues to throw darts for first-place Everett

May 2, 2017

Everett Community College has the best record in the NWAC’s North Region and Anchorage’s Dalton Chapman is a big reason. The sophomore right-hander won all three decisions in the month of April to help Everett streak to the top of the league standings at 14-2. The team’s 28 wins is tied for the second most… Read more »

Osborne approaching venerable 50-RBI mark with Dickinson

April 21, 2017

Dickinson State slugger Sagan Osborne of Anchorage has produced back-to-back NAIA baseball seasons with at least 40 RBIs. The senior third baseman actually has driven in more runs this year [42] than last year [41] in 14 fewer games. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, is now chasing the venerable 50-RBI mark. The 6-foot-3 right-hander hitter… Read more »

Monaghan collects first college win for Feather River baseball

April 17, 2017

Wasilla’s Nolan Monaghan got a pitching promotion with the Feather River College baseball team and he knocked the opportunity out of the park. The freshman left-hander tossed a season-high 5.2 innings and earned his first win as Feather River beat Butte 6-4 in the California Community College Athletic Association. Monaghan, of Wasilla High fame, fought… Read more »

Butcher throws 3-hit shutout, named NSIC Pitcher of the Week

April 11, 2017

As a transfer to the University of Minnesota-Crookston, Palmer’s Jacob Butcher felt pressure to perform every time he took the mound. It didn’t help when he started slowly. That made him only press more. Finally, he stopped trying so hard and went back to being himself. “At some point,” he told me, “you just have… Read more »