Posts Tagged: Baseball

Ross inches closer to Thompson for longest hitting streak

May 1, 2016

Ben Ross of Palmer collected base hits in each game of Saturday’s NWAC doubleheader to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. The Blue Mountain Community College outfielder is hitting .389 since April 6. Overall, Ross, of Colony High fame, is batting .336 in 34 games and ranks 10th in the league with 28 RBIs…. Read more »

Way the workhorse ranks among NWAC pitching leaders

April 30, 2016

When the Edmonds Community College baseball team needed to win a big game, they handed the ball to Sitka right-hander Brian Way. Saturday was no exception. Way worked seven strong innings as Edmonds beat Bellevue 2-1 in a matchup between North Region leaders in the NWAC. Both teams are 10-4 in the division and face… Read more »

Osborne collects 10 RBIs in four games in Dickinson State sweep

April 26, 2016

Have a series, Sagan Osborne. The Dickinson State junior from Anchorage enjoyed a huge weekend against the University of Winnipeg during NAIA action in North Dakota, going 9-for-15 [.600] with five extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in four games. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, continued his career season by lifting his batting average to .383… Read more »

Thompson’s homer, Brown’s save highlight PLU’s title win

April 25, 2016

For the third time this college baseball season Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson homered and Garrett Brown earned the save in the same game for Pacific Lutheran University. This time, though, it helped the Lutes capture the Northwest Conference championship and punch their ticket to the NCAA D3 regional tournament in May. Thompson crushed a two-out solo… Read more »

Caron brings different leadoff strategy to Montana JC

April 21, 2016

The job of a prototypical leadoff hitter is to take as many pitches as possible. But Anchorage’s Ryan Caron has a different strategy. “I’m usually swinging first pitch,” he told me with a laugh. “I don’t see many pitches.” He doesn’t miss many either. The Dawson Community College sophomore centerfielder is hitting .394 [37-for-94] in… Read more »

Ibesate is crazy consistent in batter’s box for Jamestown

April 15, 2016

The University of Jamestown’s Lance Ibesate of Juneau is crazy consistent with the bat. The second baseman has nearly an identical batting average, slugging percentage and stolen base totals in each of the last two NAIA seasons. He hit .368 in 46 games last year and .366 in 41 games this year while his slugging… Read more »

PLU cleanup hitter Thompson doesn’t get cheated at the plate

April 14, 2016

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson doesn’t go to the plate trying to hit a home run, but he doesn’t get cheated either. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior slugger at Pacific Lutheran University takes a healthy cut and sometimes he gets enough to knock it out of the ballpark. “I go up trying to do damage and if I… Read more »

Bynum adds power to his bat without sacrificing batting average

April 6, 2016

There is a power surge happening at Arizona Western College, courtesy of Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks. The 20-year-old sophomore centerfielder has seen his slugging percentage climb to new heights on the baseball field this season, thanks to career-high totals in doubles, triples and home runs. Best of all his batting average hasn’t taken a hit… Read more »

Way rebounds from rare loss, throws shutout for Edmonds CC

April 4, 2016

After a couple of uncharacteristically average starts, Edmonds Community College pitcher Brian Way of Sitka returned to his superhuman form. The 6-foot-7 sophomore needed only 83 pitches to complete a 9-inning shutout in a 2-0 win over Shoreline during NWAC play in Washington. Way allowed six hits and no walks while striking out a pair…. Read more »

Karnos pitching like a winner despite back-to-back no-decisions

March 29, 2016

Even though a winning decision in back-to-back starts wasn’t in the cards, Anchorage’s Max Karnos is still pitching like an ace. The Sacramento State right-hander has a sparkling 1.29 ERA over his last 21 innings of work, although his record is just 1-0 during that stretch. He threw seven strong innings in consecutive starts against… Read more »