Monthly Archives: May 2018

Wenatchee Valley has won 10 of 11 games when Shapp has RBI

May 12, 2018

Whitney Shapp of Anchorage joined the Wenatchee Valley College softball team in a pinch, but her big bat has provided a punch of adrenaline to the NWAC team. The Knights improved to 10-1 when the second baseman records an RBI after she batted in a run in the fifth inning in an 8-6 victory over… Read more »

Tomsich runs 1:06 at Vancouver Half Marathon

May 11, 2018

Tony Tomsich is in the best running shape of his life after recently clocking personal bests at both 10 kilometers and the half marathon. At the Vancouver Sun Run 10K on April 22, the former Fairbanksan now living in Vancouver, Canada, sped to a 12th place finish in 30 minutes, 38 seconds. That’s a pace of 4… 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 »

Frisk finishes terrific two-way season for Northwest Kansas Tech

May 9, 2018

In need of playmakers for its first season in softball, the Northwest Kansas Technical College Mavericks turned to Anchorage’s Kamryn Frisk. And she delivered an MVP-type season. Frisk was a terrific two-way player for the first-year NJCAA team as she hit .368 in 40 games as a first baseman and threw five complete games in… Read more »

Strand only Alaskan named to USA Hockey National U17 Team

May 8, 2018

Anchorage’s Hunter Strand was the lone player from The Last Frontier to be named to the USA Hockey’s National Under-17 Team for the 2018-19 season. He was one of 11 forwards and 21 players selected by the National Team Development Program. “I am honored and proud to be selected to represent my country for the… 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 »

Hull wins Rookie of the Year award for Concordia Wisconsin

May 5, 2018

After leading all freshmen on the Concordia University women’s hockey team in goals and points, Wasilla’s Ally Hull was rewarded with the Rookie of the Year award. It was more than just that, though. The forward started all 27 games and her team was 6-0 when she registered a point. Hull, of Wasilla High fame,… 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 »