Posts Tagged: Baseball

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 »

Sugita tops ABL in batting, Arend tied for league lead in ERA

June 10, 2021

A couple of local boys are off to a sizzling start in the Alaska Baseball League. Anchorage’s Terren Sugita currently leads the league in batting and Wasilla’s James Arend is tied for the league lead in ERA and sits second in strikeouts. The ABL is a premier summer league comprised of top college players from… Read more »

Jessee wraps up fab freshman year in historic Gonzaga season

June 9, 2021

Anchorage’s Brody Jessee saw his fabulous freshman season at the University of Gonzaga come to an end after a 9-4 loss to LSU in the NCAA Regional in Eugene, Oregon. The freshman reliever finished it off by pitching a scoreless eighth inning, closing out one of the most successful seasons in Gonzaga baseball history. Gonzaga… Read more »

Homza hits two homers, extends career-best 13-game hit streak

June 8, 2021

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza wasted no time extending his 13-game hitting streak, sending the fourth pitch of the game over the left-field wall. The leadoff hitter hammered a home run in the first inning and added another solo shot in the fifth inning to finish 2-for-4 for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in a 8-3 loss to… Read more »

Meszaros selected Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 4, 2021

Anchorage’s Johnny Meszaros became the 16th Alaskan to pitch at the professional level after he made his debut with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers , an affiliate of the Houston Astros. The 27-year-old was a MLB draft pick out of high school who opted to go to college and then saw his career derailed by elbow injuries…. Read more »

Baker passes Way for No. 3 on Alaska’s all-time innings list

June 3, 2021

Juneau’s Dylan Baker picked up his second winning decision in three starts with the Kansas City Monarchs and in the process moved up to No. 3 on the all-time list for career innings among Alaskans at the professional level. The 29-year-old right-handed pitcher is back on the mound for his ninth pro season and off… Read more »

Wall sacrifices body to help team win 13-inning playoff thriller

June 1, 2021

A heads-up defensive play by Juneau’s Philip Wall helped save the University of Northwestern baseball team’s season. It was a wild 13-inning game with a walk-off finish as the Northwestern beat Misericordia 7-6 in the NCAA D3 Midwest Regional semifinals in St. Paul, Minnesota. Wall started at first base and batted 1-for-5 with a run… Read more »

Ketchikan trio catches fire for Clackamas as season winds down

May 29, 2021

Three freshmen from Ketchikan are making sure the Clackamas College baseball team finishes the season on a high note. In the span of three days, Wyatt Barajas pitched his first college shutout, Liam Kiffer had two hits and two RBIs in a game for the second time, and Cody Kimble came out of the bullpen… Read more »

Jessee mows down D1 batters with epic 13.0 strikeout/per 9 rate

May 23, 2021

Anchorage’s Brody Jessee returned to the baseball field for Gonzaga University for the first time in three weeks. He picked up right where he left off, striking out both batters he faced in the eighth inning of a 3-2 win over the University of San Francisco in the Big West Conference. Jessee’s disappearing slider continues… Read more »

Homza homers in back-to-back games for Class High-A TinCaps

May 16, 2021

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza has hit home runs in consecutive games for the first time in his four-year pro career. The starting catcher with the Fort Wayne TinCaps hit a two-run dinger in Friday’s 8-2 loss and a solo shot in Saturday’s 4-3 win. Homza is batting third or cleanup in the lineup, so he’s a… Read more »