West High flamethrower Wilson to pitch for Texas Tech

West Anchorage High School’s Leland Wilson has committed to play baseball for Division 1 powerhouse Texas Tech University next year. Leland was a Team of Excellence award winner his freshman, sophomore and junior years. In 140 innings of high school and American Legion mound work, the lanky lefty struck out a whopping 243 batters with a stingy 1.40 ERA. Outside of Alaska, Leland has pitched for the Canadian Langley Blaze, including an outing against an Arizona Diamondback minor league team in 2019 spring training. Leland earned varsity letters in baseball, basketball and cross country running and plans to study business at TTU.