Posts Tagged: Baseball

Baker looks for big bounce back year w/ Cleveland organization

February 20, 2017

He hasn’t pitched in a baseball game in two years, yet Dylan Baker of Juneau has remained on the 40-man roster for the Cleveland Indians because of his rocket right arm. The 24-year-old has a crazy-good fastball that touches 97 mph and crazy-bad luck with injuries that have kept him off the field. Upside trumps… Read more »

Story named Baseball America Youth Coach of the Year

November 21, 2016

Anchorage’s Len Story has been awarded with the prestigious honor of being named Baseball America Youth Baseball Coach of the Year. This year he coached the 12U Alaska Quakes Travel Baseball program, the Abbott-O-Rabbit Majors Mariners and went on to manage the AOR 11/12 All-Stars. The AOR 11/12 All-Stars won the District 1 and Alaska… Read more »

Osborne crushes 3 home runs in doubleheader for Dickinson St.

September 28, 2016

With this being his final year of college baseball, Sagan Osborne of Anchorage doesn’t want to hold back. That goes for his swing too. “I am trying to unleash my swing a little bit more in favorable situations,” he told me. “I worked a lot this summer on my power.” The 6-foot-3 senior shortstop at… Read more »

Osborne starts fast in opening fall ball series for Dickinson State

September 14, 2016

Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne swings fast and plays fast so it’s no surprise he started fast for the Dickinson State University baseball team last weekend. The senior shortstop went 5-for-8 with a home run, triple and three RBIs in a two-game series against Mayville State to open the NAIA fall ball season in North Dakota. “It… Read more »

Nading, Wichita set to start championship series on Wednesday

September 13, 2016

Anchorage’s Chad Nading inched closer to winning his first championship as a professional as the right-handed relief pitcher helped the Wichita Wingnuts advance to the American Association Championship Series. Wichita defeated Sioux City 3-1 in the best-of-5 semifinal series to advance to the championship series, which starts Wednesday against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Nading, of East… Read more »

Nading all business as he gears up for playoff series w/ Wichita

September 7, 2016

The Wichita Wingnuts are used to making the playoffs, Chad Nading of Anchorage is not. Wichita will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the American Association postseason starting tonight with Game 1 in the best-of-5 series against Sioux City. It’ll be the first taste of playoff baseball for the 28-year-old in four seasons as a… Read more »

After years of hard knocks, Nading finds success with Wingnuts

August 11, 2016

Chad Nading of Anchorage hasn’t been involved in a playoff race in years.   The 28-year-old relief pitcher now finds himself right in the middle of one in the American Association, an independent professional baseball league that plays 100 games in the regular season. With 24 to play, the Wichita Wingnuts lead the Laredo Lemurs… Read more »

Back to the bullpen, Way back to dominating self with Bells

August 4, 2016

For a lot of baseball players going to the bullpen is treated like banishment, but that’s not the case with Sitka’s Brian Way. His move has rejuvenated his summer. The 6-foot-7 right-hander has worked his way back into a pivotal role with the Bellingham Bells. He started the season as a starter but was moved… Read more »

Homza selected for prestigious Area Code Games in Long Beach

July 18, 2016

For a sport steeped in failure, Jonny Homza of Anchorage is enjoying a lot of success on the baseball field. Two months after winning Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year honors and leading South High School to the ASAA state championship, the smooth shortstop has been named to the 2016 Area Code Games next month… Read more »

Nading throwing darts out of bullpen for Wichita Wingnuts

July 10, 2016

Chad Nading of Anchorage has played baseball all over the place and switched up his delivery more than once, so he’s paid his dues since turning pro in 2009. He’s finally enjoying some well deserved success. Nading is the top option out of the bullpen for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association, an independent… Read more »