Bonck throws well in West Coast League, best effort since 2017

July 10, 2019
Nathan Bonck baseball

Nathan Bonck

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck stepped into a time machine and delivered his best pitching effort in two years.

It came with the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League as the southpaw tossed six strong innings in a 6-3 loss to Cowlitz Black Bears in Longview, Washington.

Bonck carried a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning when he was pulled.

The 6-foot-5 left-hander struck out four batters over six innings and gave up four hits and three walks.

Bonck, of Ketchikan High fame, was the 2015 Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year who is now entering his senior season at NCAA D1 Seattle University.

This was his longest appearance since throwing six innings against Arizona State University in 2017.

This summer he has a 1.86 ERA and six strikeouts in 9.2 innings over three appearances in the West Coast League.