Posts Tagged: Baseball

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 »

Better get to Baker early because he has been devastating late

July 18, 2019

Batters in the American Association had better get to Juneau’s Dylan Baker early because if not they may not get to him at all. The 27-year-old pitcher has been devastating from the second to sixth innings with the Kansas City T-Bones, carving up hitters with sparkling 2.14 ERA. The first inning, however, has been an… Read more »

Wall has six wins – the rest of the Shepherds staff has nine

July 15, 2019

Philip Wall of Juneau reached 10 strikeouts for the first time this summer in the Sunset League as he helped the So Cal Shepherds maintain their slim lead in the South Division. The right-hander pitched a season-high eight innings to highlight a 13-2 win over the Orange County Legends in California. Wall, of Thunder Mountain… Read more »

Bonck throws well in West Coast League, best effort since 2017

July 10, 2019

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck stepped into a time machine and delivered his best pitching effort in two years. It came with the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League as the southpaw tossed six strong innings in a 6-3 loss to Cowlitz Black Bears in Longview, Washington. Bonck carried a 3-2 lead into the seventh… Read more »

Johnson has pitched more for summer team than college team

July 6, 2019

Parker Johnson of Anchorage has seen his season as a pitcher come full circle. He started his sophomore season at Indiana Wesleyan University on the mound before being moved to infielder. Now he’s pitching this summer for the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders of the Northwoods League. Finding a rhythm can be tough for a… Read more »