Posts Tagged: Baseball

Homza first batter in Auckland history to go 5-for-5 at the plate

January 15, 2020

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza made history in the Australian Baseball League by becoming the first Auckland Tuatara batter to have five base hits in a game. The 20-year-old catcher finished 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored as Auckland beat the Sydney Blue Sox 16-2. The Tuatara (19-13) maintained their spot atop the division, 4.5… Read more »

Homza gets hot to help Auckland push home win streak to 11

January 6, 2020

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza got hot just in time to help the Auckland Tuatara extend the longest home winning streak in the Australian Baseball League. Auckland pushed its win streak to 11 games after a 4-0 homestand against Geelong-Korea. Homza hit .462 in the series and played all over the field defensively, starting at catcher, third… Read more »

Homza’s hot streak raises batting average 71 points in a week

December 14, 2019

Now that he’s adjusted to his surroundings in the Australian Baseball League, Anchorage’s Jonny Homza has really picked up his batting. Buoyed by a five-game hitting streak, the 20-year-old with the Auckland Tuatara raised his average 71 points to .265 in the last week. Homza, of South High fame, is hitting .381 against left-handers. He… Read more »

Homza raps out first base hit for Auckland in Australian League

November 27, 2019

Baseball season is over in the States, but things are just getting started in the Australian Baseball League. Anchorage’s Jonny Homza signed with the Auckland Tuatara, the only team from New Zealand in the league. He has played defensively at catcher and third base and also saw time at designated hitter. Homza, of South High… Read more »

Homza hits first playoff home run – a grand slam, no less

September 9, 2019

He had been hitless in the postseason and was dropped in the batting order, yet Jonny Homza of Anchorage kept his head high. Then he went out and delivered the biggest hit of his professional career. The Tri-Valley Dust Devils catcher hit a grand slam in the first inning to highlight a 9-1 victory over… Read more »

Homza scores winning run to aid Tri-City’s playoff chances

August 27, 2019

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza came up clutch in the bottom of the ninth inning as he doubled and scored the winning run as the Tri-City Dust Devils beat the Boise Hawks 5-4 in Pasco, Washington. The extra-base hit was big for Homza and bigger for Tri-City’s playoff chances in the Class A Northwest League. With six… Read more »

Baker throws 3-hitter for T-Bones, racks up 18th career win

August 10, 2019

Juneau’s Dylan Baker turned back the clock and pitched his best game since 2013 as the veteran racked up eight innings in a 7-2 win for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association independent league. The 27-year-old rocket right-hander threw a three-hitter with five strikeouts in his second-longest outing of his eight-year pro career…. Read more »

Homza gives Tri-City the best of both worlds behind the plate

August 8, 2019

Some baseball teams are willing to give away a little offense to get a lot of defense at the catcher position, but the Tri-City Dust Devils are getting the best of both worlds with Jonny Homza of Anchorage. The third-year backstop has made a terrific transition behind the plate and shown patience and polish at… Read more »

Wall named to Sunset League All-Star Game for SoCal Shepherds

August 4, 2019

Philip Wall of Juneau received a tip of the cap from the Sunset League as the starting pitcher for the SoCal Shepherds was named to the league’s all-star game. He recorded a 6-1 record in eight appearances during the collegiate summer league. Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, had 27 strikeouts in 43 innings and… Read more »

Bonck fans career-high 8, picks up 1st win in West Coast League

August 1, 2019

Nathan Bonck of Ketchikan struck out a career-high eight batters on his way to securing his first win of the summer for the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League. The 6-foot-5 starting pitcher threw six innings to earn the winning decision in a 6-4 victory over the Bellingham Bells in Washington. The left-hander… Read more »