Posts Tagged: Baseball

Spink sets single-season career high in strikeouts

August 8, 2014

Conor Spink of Eagle River made quick work of the Sioux Falls batters he faced tonight, striking out all three in the eighth inning in a 4-0 win for the Lincoln Salt Dogs in independent pro ball action. The left-handed reliever now has 34 strikeouts this season, the most in his three-year career in the… Read more »

Never mind bad luck, this loss was just lame for Baker

August 2, 2014

He didn’t have his A-plus stuff, but it was good enough for Carolina Mudcats starter Dylan Baker of Juneau to win the Class A Advanced game. Unfortunately, the baseball gods had different plans. The Potomac Nationals beat Baker and the Mudcats 4-2 in a rainy, sloppy minor league game that featured six errors and several… Read more »

The envy of his buddies, Spink living out his dream

July 27, 2014

Most people pursue traditional jobs after college, but not Conor Spink of Eagle River. He wanted to be a baseball player. This is the third season the 26-year-old southpaw has pitched in an independent league with the Lincoln Salt Dogs of the American Association after playing at Seattle University. It’s not the big leagues, but… Read more »

Baker pitching in minors for first time in three months

July 19, 2014

Healthy again after a broken ankle sidelined him for three months, Dylan Baker of Juneau has finally returned to the pitching mound for the Cleveland Indians organization and had immediate success. The 22-year-old right hander is back in rookie ball in the Arizona League and has stuck out 13 in 5.2 innings over three appearances… Read more »

Spink gets five outs to earn fourth hold with Saltdogs

June 28, 2014

Conor Spink of Eagle River continues to provide remarkable relief pitching for the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association. The 26-year-old southpaw recorded five outs over the seventh and eighth innings in an 8-6 victory over Wichita in independent pro ball in Nebraska. Spink, of Chugiak High fame, earned his fourth hold of the season… Read more »

Spink hits reset button, starts new scoreless streak

June 20, 2014

They say relievers must have a short memory in baseball because they pitch so often. Conor Spink of Eagle River can relate. Three days after having his career-high 26.2-inning consecutive scoreless streak snapped, the southpaw setup man with the Lincoln Saltdogs got to work on a new streak. The 26-year-old threw goose eggs in back-to-back… Read more »

Have arm, will travel; Nading now pitching in Japan

June 14, 2014

Chad Nading’s love for baseball has taken the Anchorage right-handed pitcher all over the country and now all the way to Japan, where he is playing for the Ishikawa Million Stars. The 26-year-old has been with the team since March, used as a reliever in late-game situations. He’s happy he made the move and believes… Read more »

Scooter Bynum drafted in 18th round by Cincinnati Reds

June 7, 2014

The first time the Cincinnati Reds called Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks they were feeling him out. Then they called back five minutes later. “They told me they were going to draft me in the 18th round,” Bynum told me. The Reds made it official moments later when they selected the 18-year-old centerfield from Monroe Catholic… Read more »

Spink extends scoreless streak to 25 innings in Lincoln

June 6, 2014

Left-handed pitching is so exclusive in baseball that players can stick around the game longer than most. But Conor Spink of Eagle River is proving he isn’t some token southpaw. The 26-year-old relief pitcher hasn’t allowed an earned run since August of last year. That’s 25 consecutive scoreless innings over 15 appearances with the Lincoln… Read more »

MLB Draft begins Thursday, expect to hear Bynum’s name

June 4, 2014

There doesn’t seem to be much doubt Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks will get his name called in the Major League Baseball Draft. The only question is which round. Anchorage’s Tony Wylie of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau expects the 6-foot-1, left-handed hitting centerfielder will get drafted based on… Read more »