Posts Tagged: Baseball

Friday Flashback: Anderson raked for San Bernardino in 1997

August 28, 2020

Kodiak’s Cliff Anderson carried a big bat in 1997 with the Single-A San Bernardino Stampede, clubbing 21 home runs and a state record 40 doubles in 132 games. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound left-handed hitting third baseman batted .273 and added 79 RBIs, 77 runs and five triples. His 125 hits are tied for the most for… Read more »

Opinsky named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

August 3, 2020

Jack Opinsky flashed leather and had one of the biggest clutch hits in Alaska baseball memory in on his way to being named our Alaska Athlete of the Week. The West High School senior  hit a two-run single that provided a 3-2 walk-off victory over Wasilla in the championship game of the Alliance Baseball State… Read more »

West pitcher Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 27, 2020

Anchorage baseball player Leland Wilson was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week after his dominant performance on the first day of the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament. An 18-year-old left-handed pitcher for the West Eagles, Wilson tossed a 2-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over defending state champion… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Hill hammered 26 homers at Single-A in 2004

July 24, 2020

A combination of power and speed, Anchorage’s Jamar Hill was a dynamic dual threat on the baseball field who rose through the pro ranks to become one of just 12 Alaskans to reach the Double-A level. A two-time MLB draft pick by the New York Mets, Hill had a 10-year professional career during which he… Read more »

Greatest collection of Alaska baseball talent gathers at Mulcahy

July 21, 2020

The greatest collection of Alaska baseball talent ever assembled on one field will take place at Mulcahy Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights when the Legion Legends face off against the Alliance All-Stars. It’s the best players from the past against the best players from today in a unique two-game series to showcase Alaska baseball…. Read more »

Friday Flashback: Way racks up WSU strikeout record in 2009

July 17, 2020

Arguably the greatest college pitcher to come out of Alaska, Sitka’s Matt Way carved up Pac-10 hitters when he toed the rubber for Washington State University from 2006 to 2009. A two-time All-Pac-10 performer, the sublime southpaw is the only Alaskan to throw three complete games at the NCAA D1 level and rack up more… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Maxwell goes 11-1 with Oregon State in 2005

July 3, 2020

Anchorage’s Anton Maxwell was simply sensational as a sophomore with the Oregon State University baseball team. The left-handed pitcher posted an 11-1 record in 17 appearances in 2005 as the No. 3 starter for the Pac-12 power that advanced to the College World Series. Maxwell, of East High fame, struck out 69 batters in 95.1… Read more »

Lathrop’s Hall to join the Air Force

May 25, 2020

Lathrop High School baseball standout Kolten Hall played catcher and first base for the Malemutes. He also played for the Fairbanks-based Alaska Wild team in American Legion. Kolten had a reputation for being dedicated and dependable, two traits that will serve him well on his next chapter as he plans to join the United States… Read more »

Olmstead stellar on the Diamond for the Wolves

May 24, 2020

Eagle River High School’s Braden Olmstead graduates after an outstanding baseball career. His senior season was canceled due to COVID-19, but during his first three years of high school Braden was a two-time team MVP, at two-time All Conference pitcher, and a two-time All Conference outfielder. Braden also played football, basketball, and tennis for the… Read more »

Wasilla’s Huston to play baseball for Bismarck State

May 22, 2020

Wasilla High School’s Carter Huston was a key member of the Warriors first ever State Championship baseball team. The four-year varsity player threw the last pitch of the dramatic 2019 state championship game. He was brilliant in closing the game out with 3.2 scoreless innings and was named to the state All Tournament team. He… Read more »