Posts Tagged: Baseball

Frost pitches, misses cut at Women’s National Team Trials

August 23, 2014

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but the only jewelry Lauren Frost of Eagle River is interested is championship rings. Frost is Alaska’s greatest women’s baseball player and among the best in the country. The 17-year-old this week participated at the USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials in Malibu, Calif., where she among… Read more »

Baker becomes tenth Alaskan to notch 10 professional wins

August 16, 2014

Juneau right-hander Dylan Baker has moved into elite company among Alaska’s best professional pitchers by picking his 10th career win. It may not seem like a lot, but only 10 Alaskans have accomplished double-figure winning decisions in minor league baseball. We’ve never had anybody win a game in the major leagues among the three pitchers… Read more »

Baker wins first game since fractured fibula for Mudcats

August 8, 2014

A forgettable start turned into a memorable finish for Carolina Mudcats pitcher Dylan Baker of Juneau in his latest start in Class A Advanced pro ball. The right-hander pitched six innings in a 6-4 win over the Frederick Keys in Maryland, picking up his first win since coming back last month from a fractured fibula…. Read more »

Spink sets single-season career high in strikeouts

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 »