Posts Tagged: Baseball

Brown takes pride in representing Alaska at Northwest showcase

August 19, 2021

What a summer it was for Anchorage baseball star Oliver Brown, who was part of an undefeated high school state title team, announced his college commitment to a NCAA Division I school and represented Alaska at an exclusive regional tournament. A triple crown of achievements. The Holy Cross commit capped his busy summer at the… Read more »

Padres reap benefits of converting Homza to catcher 5 years ago

August 9, 2021

When the San Diego Padres drafted Anchorage’s Jonny Homza in 2017, they picked him as a shortstop before trying him out at catcher. He was a natural fit to catch with quick feet, a high baseball IQ and a cannon arm, but it was still a part-time gig. He was still being used as an… Read more »

Eagle River duo named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

August 8, 2021

American Legion Baseball players Luke Barch and Orazio Ramos of Eagle River were named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners after leading the Wolves to their first ever Legion State Championship title. Barch pitched a 2-hit shutout and Ramos crushed a home run in Eagle River’s  1-0 win in the championship game over South Anchorage… Read more »

Baker given the ball for Chattanooga in rare Double-AA start

August 5, 2021

The last time Dylan Baker of Juneau played at the Double-A level he was used as a reliever. Three years later he’s back at Double-A, but this time as a starter. Part of the reason why Baker has carved out a nine-year minor-league career is because of his ability to pitch in any situation. Starter,… Read more »

Clendaniel hopes to inspire more girls to play baseball in Alaska

July 8, 2021

Anchorage’s Athena Clendaniel has always been the only girl on her baseball team. From Little League to American Legion, she has carved her own path. Clendaniel wished more Alaska girls played baseball and hopes to inspire the next generation to prevent future females from being alone on the baseball field. “It’s the best game ever,”… Read more »

McCart becomes 4th local pitcher this summer to win ABL game

July 5, 2021

Anchorage’s Taylor McCart flourished in one of the biggest starts of his baseball career. The 19-year-old pitcher started for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the annual Fourth of July doubleheader against the Anchorage Bucs in front of several thousand fans at Mulcahy Stadium. McCart pitched four innings and picked up his first win in the… Read more »

Baker signed by Reds, back at Double-A for first time since 2018

June 22, 2021

Juneau’s Dylan Baker has racked up a ton of triumphs on the baseball field. Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year. Junior college regional pitcher of the year. Sixth-highest MLB draft pick from Alaska. Now you can add another: Double-A call up at age 29. Baker’s promotion came courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, who recently signed… Read more »

Wilson, Gatter come back to haunt Legion All-Stars in Bucs win

June 17, 2021

Some familiar faces came back to haunt the Alaska Legion All-Stars during the annual Sladen Mohl Game against the Anchorage Bucs. Bucs starter Leland Wilson out of West pitched five fabulous innings and infielder Ricky Gatter out of South went 4-for-4 and reached base in all five plate appearances to power a 13-3 victory in… Read more »

Homza named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Jonnny Homza hit two homers in a game for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in High-A Central League action to extend his hitting streak to 13 games as of June 5. The leadoff hitter has raised his season batting average 115 points, from .140 to .255, since May 22 thanks to this hot streak. He’s… Read more »