Posts Tagged: Baseball

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 »

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 »