Way pitches beautifully in debut [Baseball]

September 19, 2012
Matt Way

When Alaska’s Matt Way joined the Long Island Ducks last week, he said he would need a few days to remember the names of his teammates.

Chances are they already know his.

Way was sensational in his first start with his new team, throwing a near-shutout in a 5-0 win over Camden during Atlantic League play.

The 25-year-old pitcher from Sitka struck out 13 batters in eight innings and allowed just two hits and two walks.

Way is a former fifth-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies who is in his third season of professional baseball.

In 52 career starts in the minors, he has a 25-16 record with a 3.40 ERA.