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MLB’s San Diego Padres draft South star Homza in 5th round

The first time Alaska Baseball Academy manager Tony Wylie took South High star Jonny Homza of Anchorage to spring training in Arizona nobody believed Homza was from Alaska. As a 16-year-old, Homza handled himself well against minor-league professional pitchers and showed off an A-plus arm from third base. The scouts were incredulous. “They kept saying,… Read more »

Baker becomes tenth Alaskan to notch 10 professional wins

Juneau right-hander Dylan Baker has moved into elite company among Alaska’s best professional pitchers by picking his 10th career win. It may not seem like a lot, but only 10 Alaskans have accomplished double-figure winning decisions in minor league baseball. We’ve never had anybody win a game in the major leagues among the three pitchers… Read more »

Spink extends scoreless streak to 25 innings in Lincoln

Left-handed pitching is so exclusive in baseball that players can stick around the game longer than most. But Conor Spink of Eagle River is proving he isn’t some token southpaw. The 26-year-old relief pitcher hasn’t allowed an earned run since August of last year. That’s 25 consecutive scoreless innings over 15 appearances with the Lincoln… Read more »

Madden makes Amarillo debut in Texas [Baseball]

He nearly retired from the game. Tonight Corey Madden of Anchorage retired batters in an independent league in Texas. The 28-year-old reliever with the Amarillo Sox made his debut in the American Association, getting the final two outs in the eighth inning in a 9-5 win over El Paso. It was the 207th professional game… Read more »

Nading signs with Red Sox organization [Baseball]

Persistence pays off in baseball perhaps more than any other sport because failure is such a big part of the game. Just ask Chad Nading of Anchorage. The 25-year-old pitcher has bounced around professional leagues in Arizona to Missouri to California and now he’s on the move again. Nading, of East High fame, has signed… Read more »

Cleveland drafts Baker in fifth round [Baseball]

After making college players swing and miss, Juneau pitcher Dylan Baker is hoping to be a hit in the big leagues. Baker today was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. The 6-foot-3 right-hander with a rocket arm was arguably the top pitching prospect out of junior… Read more »