Posts Tagged: Baseball

Fitka becomes 6th Alaskan to pitch all 9 innings at D1 level

April 22, 2018

As a closer on a struggling team, Anchorage’s Joe Fitka figured the best way to get an opportunity to finish a game was to start one. Then he went out and still finished it. The Chicago State University sophomore right-hander threw a 5-hit complete game on 140 pitches to highlight a 4-3 walkoff win over… Read more »

Monaghan pitches 7 strong, collects 5th win for Feather River

April 21, 2018

Wasilla’s Nolan Monaghan of Feather River Community College worked around some early damage to ultimately put the hurt on his opponent. The sophomore southpaw finished his start with five scoreless innings in a 12-4 win over Lassen Community College in Quincy, California. He pitched seven innings and worked around seven hits and three walks and… Read more »

Johnson’s steady progression continues at Indiana Wesleyan

April 18, 2018

It took Parker Johnson of Anchorage a little bit of time on a college field to get warmed up before his swing came alive for Indiana Wesleyan University. The freshman left fielder has seen his batting average steadily climb since the beginning of the NAIA season. He hit .182 in February, .303 in March and… Read more »

Homza raises batting average 45 points in a week in Ivy League

April 16, 2018

The best hitting stretch of his college career has helped Anchorage’s Willy Homza get on track at Brown University. The Ivy League player from Alaska went 8-for-17 over the last week to raise his batting average 45 points to .250 after 26 games with the NCAA D1 school. Homza, of South High fame, leads Brown… Read more »

Davis works overtime to get first college win for Dean

April 15, 2018

Anchorage’s Gaten Davis threw 125 pitches en route to collecting his first collegiate win in a complete-game effort for Dean College of Massachusetts. The former East Legion Post 34 ace worked all eight innings in a NCAA D3 game scheduled to go seven as Dean beat Elms College 4-3 in walk-off fashion. The 6-foot-6 freshman… Read more »

Darrow’s .413 batting average leads Arizona collegiate league

April 12, 2018

He’s the league’s best hitter on the last-place team, so you know opponents try to pitch around Soldotna’s Jake Darrow of Eastern Arizona College. It doesn’t matter. Darrow still wins most one-on-one battles. The Alaskan leads the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference with a .413 batting average after 43 games. Eastern Arizona College sits 14th… Read more »

Wall dominates batters with runners on base, moves to 4-0

Juneau’s Philip Wall of the University of Northwestern-St. Paul scattered 13 hits over a career-high 8.1 innings in a 5-2 win over Northland College in Minnesota. The freshman right-hander improved his record to 4-0 on the NCAA D3 season. Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, pitched a 1-2-3 inning only once and threw from the… Read more »

Bonck’s progression at Seattle rewarded with first college win

April 11, 2018

Even though the pitching stats for Seattle University reliever Nathan Bonck of Ketchikan are night and day compared to last season, the transformation didn’t happen overnight. The progression of the sophomore southpaw took sweat, sacrifice and a season of college baseball under his belt. As a result, he looks like a different player. “The biggest… Read more »

Steffensen has second 5-hit game, batting .400 after 39 games

April 4, 2018

Most players only dream of collecting five hits in a game, but Kenai’s Paul Steffensen is making that reality a regular occurrence. The Mesa Community College freshman went 5-for-6 with 10 total bases in a 16-5 victory over Eastern Arizona College in the Arizona Community College Athletic Association. The left fielder collected two triples, a… Read more »

Bynum becomes rare 200-hit, 100-run, 100-RBI college player

April 2, 2018

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks continues to carve out his place in history among the greatest college baseball players from Alaska. The Northern Illinois University senior standout surpassed the third major milestone of his career by adding his name to the 100-RBI club. In the last few weeks he’s also surpassed the 200-hit and 100-run plateau,… Read more »