Way earns 30th pro win, nears 400 career innings

May 7, 2014

matt_way_baseball_sm1Sitka southpaw Matt Way is one of only two Alaskans currently playing professional baseball and he continues to rack up major milestones.

The 27-year-old starting pitcher is playing for the Long Island Ducks, the two-time defending Atlantic League champions. He earned his first win in his first start with five shutout innings.

It was his 30th career win as a pro, matching Chris Mabeus of Soldotna for second among Alaska pitchers. Marshall Boze of Soldotna is No. 1 with 62 wins.

Way has played in 72 career games, only a fraction compared to Mabeus [243] and Boze [221].

Way is approaching two other milestones – 400 innings and 400 strikeouts. He leads all Alaska pitchers with three career shutouts at the pro level.