Posts Tagged: Baseball

Petterson wins again, continues late surge for Columbia Basin

May 10, 2018

With back-to-back wins, Soldotna’s Gavin Petterson continued his last-season surge for Columbia Basin College of the NWAC. The right-handed pitcher struck out a season-high five batters in 5.2 innings of work in a 7-5 win over Yakima Valley. This comes after he spun seven innings of three-hit ball in a 7-1 win over Big Bend… Read more »

Bynum’s bat looms large with homer, intentional walk in game

May 7, 2018

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks intimidated plenty of opponents in Alaska. Now the senior at Northern Illinois University is doing it in the Mid-American Conference. Coaches at the University of Toledo opted to walk the former 18th-round MLB draft pick rather than pitch to him, a moved that paid off as Toledo won 6-3. Earlier in… Read more »

Brown’s Homza finished second in Ivy League for most doubles

May 6, 2018

Anchorage’s Willy Homza enjoyed a big series at the plate against Cornell to end the season in a big way for Brown University. The starting shortstop went 5-for-12 with three doubles and three RBIs in the three-game Ivy League series in Providence, Rhode Island. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound junior finished with 12 doubles on the season,… Read more »

Alaskans finish 1-2 for batting title in Arizona college league

May 4, 2018

The batting title chase in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference was a two-man race between a couple of guys from the same Kenai Peninsula community. Kenai’s Paul Steffensen and Soldotna’s Jake Darrow battled down to the wire after spending much of the season matching each other knock for knock and taking turns leading the… Read more »

Starter-turned-reliever works well for Baker with Double-A Tulsa

May 3, 2018

Professional pitcher Dylan Baker of Juneau is finding his rhythm as a member of the bullpen for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. The right-hander with the Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate picked up his first save in six seasons of pro ball and then earned a hold in his next appearance as a set-up man for the… Read more »

Fazzini has been an extra-base batting machine for Mt. Hood

May 2, 2018

Anchorage’ s Julito Fazzini doubled for the third consecutive game to continue his extra-base assault on opposing pitchers in the NWAC. The Mt. Hood Community College sophomore catcher went 1-for-2 with a two-bagger, walk and RBI in a 6-4 loss to Southwestern Oregon. His last four hits have gone for doubles. Fazzini, of South High… Read more »

Seattle reliever Bonck earns hold, win in WAC series

April 29, 2018

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck played a pivotal role out of the Seattle University bullpen to help the Redhawks claim a series win against Cal State Bakersfield. The left-hander’s fingerprints were all over two wins as the sophomore registered a hold and earned the win in back-to-back games as Seattle inched closer to third place in the… Read more »

Davis wins game, strikes out season-high 9 batters for Dean

April 28, 2018

In his final start of the season, Dean College freshman Gaten Davis of Anchorage had a season-high nine strikeouts on his way to pitching his third complete game. The big right-hander went all seven innings of an 8-3 win over Becker College in NCAA D3 action in Massachusetts. Davis, of East High fame, allowed six… Read more »

Wall throws 118-pitch complete game, now to 5-0 on the year

Juneau’s Philip Wall tossed another gem for the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The freshman starting pitcher went the distance to highlight an 8-2 win over Crown during NCAA D3 action in Minnesota. He threw 118 pitches en route to his fourth complete game, but the first time he went all nine innings. Wall, of Thunder… Read more »

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 »