Posts Tagged: Baseball

Baker throws goose eggs in season debut with Lynchburg

April 10, 2015

Juneau flamethrower Dylan Baker got the 2015 season off to a near-perfect start. The 23-year-old pitcher with the Class A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats threw five hitless innings and struck out a career-high 9 batters in an 8-6 win over the Potomac Nationals. Baker left the game when he reached his 80-pitch limit after allowing just… Read more »

Bynum crushes first college HR, bumps average to .329

April 8, 2015

Hitting the long ball isn’t really his game, but Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks can knock it out of the park. The freshman center fielder hit his first home run for Arizona Western College during a 14-3 win over Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. “It felt great to get my first home run as a college… Read more »

Ridley, Caron hitting well for hard-hitting Dawson

April 6, 2015

The Dawson Community College baseball team has won just 7 of 20 games but it’s not because of the offense. The team has a .310 batting average and two of the top hitters are from Alaska. Anchorage’s Jake Ridley leads the team with a .420 average and Anchorage’s Ryan Caron is third at .359. Ridley,… Read more »

Way picks up third win coming out of Edmonds CC bullpen

March 29, 2015

Brian Way of Sitka keeps finding himself in critical situations for the Edmonds Community College baseball team. And he keeps coming through with flying colors. The freshman right-handed relief pitcher picked up his third win with 3.1 innings of work in an 11-7 victory over Bellevue College in NWAC action in Washington. Way improved to… Read more »

Brown revitalizes college career as pitcher, 3-0 as PLU starter

March 27, 2015

When he was younger, Garrett Brown of Anchorage was one of the most promising pitchers in Alaska. Then he hurt his right arm and became a catcher. He was good enough to land at spot at Pacific Lutheran University, but he never really ever settled in behind the plate. He belonged on the bump. Brown… Read more »

Bashing backstop: Ferntheil breaks the mold for catchers

March 22, 2015

Most catchers don’t run fast enough or hit well enough to bat at the top of the order, but Stephen Ferntheil of Anchorage is different. He is a bashing backstop. The 23-year-old sophomore catcher at East Georgia State College is hitting leadoff and batting .371 in 20 games this year. He’s even got three stolen… Read more »

Chapman embracing new reliever role at Everett College

March 19, 2015

Everett Community College pitcher Dalton Chapman of Anchorage recently picked up his first save and later admitted he is growing accustomed to his new reliever role. “Everybody wants to be a starter, that’s always the dream,” he told me. “But coming in as a closer is nice; it’s like, ‘Hey, you’re our dude. We need… Read more »

Ridley’s road back from torn ACL comes full circle at Dawson

March 17, 2015

Two years ago, Jake Ridley of Anchorage had his high school baseball career end after tearing his ACL in a freak knee injury during a post-game dog pile at home plate. It’s been a long road to reach home plate again, but the all-star shortstop is back on the field. The freshman starter at Dawson… Read more »

Scorching-hot Bynum raises average 62 points in 5 games

March 14, 2015

He was so-so for most of the Western Arizona College baseball season, and then Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks heated up to remind everybody why he was so coveted. The freshman outfielder doubled his batting average with a 12-for-24 clip over a five-game stretch that saw his team go unbeaten. Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame,… Read more »

Brown pitching like the PLU comeback player of the year

He didn’t throw a single pitch in each of his first two seasons with the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team. But now Garrett Brown of Anchorage is pitching like an ace. Brown continued his tremendous throwing with a 6-inning shutout stint in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Whitworth during NCAA D3 action in Washington. Brown scattered… Read more »