Posts Tagged: Baseball

Quelland accepts appointment to West Point, eyes baseball team

May 30, 2018

Be all you can be isn’t just a slogan for the U.S. Army, it’s a way of life for Cody Quelland of Soldotna. Coming from a military household, he was born with discipline in his DNA and an urge to serve his country. He always wanted to follow his family’s footsteps and dreamed of attending… Read more »

Baker collects save, win for Tulsa in back-to-back appearances

May 25, 2018

With Dylan Baker of Juneau having been a starter for most of his professional career, his coaches with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers aren’t afraid to stretch him out. The rocket right-hander has entered in the eighth inning in each of his last three appearances, an indication of his value. Most other closers are used almost… Read more »

Bynum ends career at Northern Illinois with strong series

May 22, 2018

University of Northern Illinois senior Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks batted 5-for-13 in the final three-game series of his season and got a base hit in his final at-bat to cap his college career. The center fielder made his last game count as he went 2-for-5 and keyed a three-run 11th inning as the Huskies ended… Read more »

Johnson holds his own at NAIA Tournament, IWU eliminated

May 15, 2018

The bright lights of the NAIA National Baseball Tournament didn’t intimidate Indiana Wesleyan University freshman Parker Johnson of Anchorage. The third baseman went 3-for-9 and got base hits in both games as Indiana Wesleyan suffered consecutive losses and was eliminated from the Lawrenceville Bracket in Georgia. “The national tournament was intense,” he told me. “I’m… Read more »

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 »