Way earns 30th pro win, nears 400 career innings
May 7, 2014
Sitka 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  and Boze .
Way is approaching two other milestones – 400 innings and 400 strikeouts. He leads all Alaska pitchers with three career shutouts at the pro level.