Posts Tagged: Baseball

Despite injury, Baker still feels the love from Cleveland

November 27, 2015

The Cleveland Indians have given Dylan Baker of Juneau a tip of the cap. The MLB team added the 23-year-old pitcher to its 40-man roster, the ultimate compliment given Baker threw only five innings in 2015. “I was pretty surprised. I knew I had a chance but also knew so many players had good years,… Read more »

Three Alaskans lead their college baseball teams in hitting

October 4, 2015

Between Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne at Dickinson State, Juneau’s Lance Ibesate at Jamestown and Anchorage’s Stephen Ferntheil at Mayville State, Alaska is booming with batters. All three guys lead their team in hitting. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, is batting .476 in 10 games. He has at least one base hit in every game and is… Read more »

Osborne really coming into his own for Dickinson State

September 20, 2015

Sagan Osborne of Anchorage is finally delivering on his promising potential as a teenager. Playing at his third college, the 21-year-old third baseman has rediscovered his hitting stroke for Dickinson State of North Dakota and is back to hitting the ball like he did when he was one of Alaska’s top high school players. Osborne… Read more »

Spink gets win in career-high 44th appearance w/ Saltdogs

August 31, 2015

Eagle River’s Conor Spink has hinted about retirement, so if that’s the case the Lincoln Saltdogs are going to get their money’s worth out of the relief pitcher. The veteran southpaw has pitched in 44 games this season – the most of his four seasons in the American Association of independent professional baseball. He has… Read more »

Way, Bellingham to begin West Coast League playoffs Tuesday

August 8, 2015

When the Bellingham Bells begin the West Coast League playoffs on Tuesday they will have Brian Way of Sitka closing the door. The 20-year-old has kept his job all season as closer, a feast-or-famine role that can make a lot of guys wilt under the pressure. Way had stood tall, converting all eight save opportunities… Read more »

Spink’s scoreless streak snapped in independent pro league

July 30, 2015

Eagle River’s Conor Spink of the Lincoln Saltdogs saw his impressive scoreless streak snapped in a 3-0 loss against the Sioux City Explorers. The left-handed relief pitcher gave up a two-out double in the eighth inning that scored a runner from first, snapping his 12.2-inning scoreless streak. It was the first run he had allowed… Read more »

Manzer hits well, helps Novato Knicks win league title

July 29, 2015

Anchorage’s Adam Manzer played a big role in leading the Novato Knicks summer baseball team to a double crown in the Sacramento Rural League. Novato beat AB Baseball of San Jose 9-8 last weekend in California in the playoff title game, giving the Knicks the regular-season and tournament championships. Manzer, of West High fame, led… Read more »

Way earns 6th save for Bellingham in West Coast League

July 25, 2015

After experiencing his first rough outing of the season, Brian Way of Sitka jumped right back in harm’s way and came away unscathed. The 20-year-old relief pitcher tossed a perfect ninth inning and collected his sixth save as the Bellingham Bells beat Victoria 2-0 in West Coast League action. Way lowered his ERA to 1.42… Read more »

Spink pushes through tough season, looks to be back on track

July 14, 2015

His season didn’t start well, but Eagle River’s Conor Spink is doing everything he can to get it back on track. The 27-year-old left-handed relief pitcher with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association professional independent league is currently enjoying one of the best stretches of his four-year career. Spink will carry a 9-inning scoreless… Read more »

Way is running so well he is immune to contamination

July 8, 2015

Sitka’s Brian Way isn’t a super hero, but he plays one with the Bellingham Bells baseball team in Washington. The 20-year-old pitcher has been nearly untouchable with a 0.57 ERA this summer and apparently wears a protective shield too. “We had some skin infection going around that I luckily didn’t get,” he told me. Some… Read more »