Posts Tagged: Baseball

King wears a triple-crown for Porterville College in California

March 12, 2020

Colin King of Fairbanks is running away with MVP honors of the Porterville College baseball team. The sophomore slugger leads the Pirates with a .300 batting average, two home runs and 18 RBIs in 19 games. King, of Lathrop High fame, had two games in the California Community College Athletic Association where he basically single-handedly… Read more »

Johnson throws well in relief to earn win for Indiana Wesleyan

March 10, 2020

Parker Johnson of Anchorage pitched well in relief for Indiana Wesleyan University and was rewarded with his first win. The right-hander struck out a career-high six batters over 4.1 innings as NAIA Wildcats beat Saint Francis 14-11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The former South Post 4 player entered the slugfest in the bottom of the… Read more »

Curfman goes from shaky to sensational for Northern State

March 6, 2020

Chugiak’s Cody Curfman had every reason to throw in the towel. The Northern State University right-hander trailed 6-0 after the first inning. He gave up six hits to the first nine batters and looked iffy. From shaky to sensational, the starting pitcher battled back to work five shutout innings and strike out 10 batters from… Read more »

Buckmaster hits first college home run, already has 6 RBIs

February 25, 2020

Anchorage’s Balas Buckmaster has tapped into his power source to start the baseball season for Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. The leadoff hitter smacked his first college home run in the season opener and then drove in a career-high four RBIs in the second game of the NWAC season. The 5-foot-9 sophomore outfielder already has… Read more »

King clubs two home runs in first game with Porterville Pirates

January 29, 2020

Colin King of Fairbanks crushed two home runs in his first appearance for the Porterville College baseball team. The sophomore designated hitter mashed his first tater with one out in the third inning to extend his team’s lead to 3-1. He made it 4-1 with a solo blast in the fifth inning to push the… Read more »

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 »