Posts Tagged: Baseball

Thompson’s bat, Brown’s arm highlight Pacific Lutheran rout

March 7, 2015

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson continues to tear the cover off the baseball for Pacific Lutheran University. The junior third baseman banged out three more hits in a 14-2 victory over Willamette in NCAA D3 action. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, is now hitting .351 with six doubles and a home run in 14 games. He leads… Read more »

Bynum gets back on track, keys Arizona Western College win

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks had two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base for the Western Arizona College baseball team in a 6-4 win over Gateway Community College. The former Alaska player of the year is hitting .257 in 22 games. The freshman outfielder has been a table setter most of the season, leading the… Read more »

Osborne delivers walk-off base hit to beat other Alaskans

March 1, 2015

Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne today had his best baseball moment in two years, and he got to enjoy it with three other Alaskans on the field. Osborne’s one-out single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning ended Treasure Valley’s 6-5 win over Dawson in JC action in Oregon. He entered the game as a defensive… Read more »

Manzer homers to continue super start at Sonoma State

Adam Manzer of Anchorage has returned to college baseball with a bang. The junior outfielder at NCAA D2 Sonoma State in California is hitting .333 in his first six games after sitting out last season as a transfer from College of Marin. He slugged his first home run for Sonoma State in a 4-3 loss… Read more »

Karnos no-hits Southern Idaho for 6 innings, settles for win

February 21, 2015

He wasn’t perfect, but Western Nevada College pitcher Max Karnos of Anchorage might as well have been for six innings against Southern Idaho. The sophomore right-hander faced the minimum 18 batters as he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, a walk in the third inning erased by a double play. Karnos lost the no-no… Read more »

Two days, two game-winning hits for PLU’s Thompson

February 16, 2015

It seems like these days all Tyler Thompson of Anchorage does is win games with base hits. The Pacific Lutheran University baseball player doubled in the game-winning runs to beat Corban University in each of the last two days in Oregon. “In big situations it’s been nice to come through,” he told me. “I’ve been… Read more »

Brains, brawn and Brown: Homza headed to Ivy League

January 9, 2015

Hands down the coolest thing to happen to teenage Anchorage baseball player Willy Homza was being invited to participate in an academic all-star game at the Arizona Fall Classic. “That’s where all the good schools are watching and you only get in if you have good grades,” he told me. This kid values good grades… Read more »

Blue Mountain taps into Mat-Su Valley player pipeline

December 17, 2014

Brad Baker came to Alaska for a coaching job, but he left with three baseball players from Colony High. Baker was on the coaching staff for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League when local kid Jacob Butcher walked into his office and pitched himself like an episode of ‘Shark Tank.’ After that the… Read more »

Karnos signs with defending WAC champ Sacramento State

November 20, 2014

With his college choice behind him, Max Karnos of Anchorage can relax and just throw the baseball. The 6-foot-4 right-hander earned that luxury after signing with Sacramento State during the NCAA early signing period. He will still pitch his sophomore season at Western Nevada College, where he enjoyed a fabulous freshman campaign and was one… Read more »

Western Nevada coach likes what he sees in Alaska pitchers

October 18, 2014

D.J. Whittemore isn’t involved with the oil business, but the Western Nevada College baseball coach has tapped into the Alaska pipeline to strike it rich. First it was Juneau’s Dylan Baker, who has graduated to pro ball in 2012. Then it was Anchorage’s Max Karnos, who anchored the pitching staff last season as a freshman…. Read more »