Posts Tagged: Baseball

Steffensen hits dinger, drives in two runs in St. Cloud playoff win

May 13, 2021

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen knocked the door down in his first playoff game with St. Cloud State. The junior transfer crushed a fourth-inning home run, drove in another run and scored twice to highlight his team’s 6-4 win over the University of Mary in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference first-round postseason series…. Read more »

With end of college career in sight, Wall looks to extend streak

May 12, 2021

Juneau’s Philip Wall extended to four his personal winning streak on the pitching mound for the University of Northwestern-St. Paul baseball team to help him break into the NCAA D3 school’s top-10 for wins. The senior right-hander threw eight solid innings in his team’s 5-1 triumph Augsburg in Minnesota, giving him 15 career wins to… Read more »

Lincoln extends 9-game hitting streak, now batting .342 overall

May 8, 2021

Anchorage’s Lian Lincoln has been on a tear this season, especially over the last few weeks. A recent hot streak has elevated the Macalester College baseball player to No. 2 on his team in hitting with a career-high .342 batting average. The junior outfielder is currently riding a career-best nine-game hitting streak and has hit… Read more »

West Legion baseball team wins Trajan Langdon Youth Award

May 4, 2021

The West Post 1 Legion team helped head coach John Opinsky walk off the field a winner for the final time. The Eagles scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to beat Wasilla 3-2 for its first state title since 1977. Jack Opinsky had the game-winning hit,… Read more »

Steffensen smacks two homers in same game for St. Cloud State

May 2, 2021

A pair of home runs from Kenai’s Paul Steffensen provided bookends for St. Cloud State’s 13-3 win over Northern State in NCAA D2 baseball. Steffensen hit a two-run dinger in the first inning to start the scoring and followed up with a solo shot in the seventh inning that ended the scoring. The Alaska slugger… Read more »

Zags closer Jessee named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 26, 2021

Brody Jessee of Anchorage was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after recording his first two college saves for Gonzaga University, pitching two shutout innings in each game. The freshman right-hander has been a big boost to the Zags’ bullpen and was recently promoted from middle reliever to closer. The former South Wolverines star… Read more »

Jessee emerges as Zag’s new closer with two saves in nine days

April 22, 2021

The Gonzaga University baseball team has a new closer. And his name is Brody Jessee. The Anchorage native recorded his first two college saves in a nine-day span against Saint Mary’s and Washington. He earned them the hard way, too; pitching two shutout innings in each game. The freshman right-hander has been a big boost… Read more »

Davis pitches Dean College baseball team to season-opening win

April 10, 2021

Anchorage’s Gaten Davis danced around trouble on the pitcher’s mound and then waltzed off with the win after Dean College rallied on opening day. The 6-foot-7 senior right-hander worked around trouble in five effective innings and then watched his team rally for a 5-3 victory over Albertus Magnus in Franklin, Massachusetts. Davis scattered eight hits… Read more »

Wall suffers stretch of bad luck despite pitching like an ace

April 3, 2021

Juneau’s Philip Wall has pitched incredibly well over the last three weeks but has nothing to show for it. Despite a tidy 1.57 ERA in his last 23 innings, the University of Northwestern-St. Paul senior right-hander has a 0-1 record with three decisions. His lights-out efficiency would normally result in victories, but not in Wall’s… Read more »

Jessee baffles D1 batters with fabulous fastball-slider combo

March 31, 2021

Brody Jessee of Anchorage has looked very comfortable this season on the pitcher’s mound for Gonzaga University. Opposing batters, not so much. Nearly half of his outs have come by strikeout as D1 hitters have struggled to touch his fabulous fastball-slider combo. The freshman flame thrower has racked up 14 Ks in 11.2 innings and… Read more »