Posts Tagged: Baseball

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 »

Karnos combines on playoff shutout for Western Nevada

May 10, 2014

Given the ball in a closer role for the first time this season, Max Karnos of Anchorage shut it down. The freshman pitcher threw two innings of hitless relief to combine with Western Nevada College teammate Christian Solo on a 3-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Salt Lake in Utah. The win moved WNC into… Read more »

RBI king Cohen named first team all-star for Whitman College

May 9, 2014

After leading the Northwest Conference in RBIs and ranking 19th in innings pitched, Whitman College’s Aaron Cohen of Juneau earned a spot on the first team all-star team. The senior was selected at utility, a fitting position given his do-it-all skill set. Cohen led the league with 45 RBIs and 16 doubles, ranked seventh in… Read more »

Way earns 30th pro win, nears 400 career innings

May 7, 2014

Sitka southpaw Matt Way is one of only two Alaskans currently playing professional baseball and he continues to rack up major milestones. The 27-year-old starting pitcher is playing for the Long Island Ducks, the two-time defending Atlantic League champions. He earned his first win in his first start with five shutout innings. It was his… Read more »

Just a freshman, Karnos emerges as Western Nevada workhorse

May 4, 2014

There were bumps and bruises, but in the end Max Karnos came out looking pretty at Western Nevada College. The freshman pitcher from Anchorage won his fifth game in his 12th start and now leads the JC power with 69.1 innings after beating Southern Idaho in the regular-season finale. Karnos, of South High fame, threw… Read more »

Miller’s home run helps Mayville win NAIA playoff game

May 3, 2014

Anchorage’s Aaron Miller gave the Mayville State University baseball team back-to-back home runs in a key sixth inning during a 7-6 win over Dickinson State in the opening round of the Frontier Conference Tournament in North Dakota. Mayville trailed 6-3 until the sixth inning when John Cahill and Miller crushed consecutive solo homers. The Comets… Read more »

Cohen keys Whitman’s first winning season since 1982

April 27, 2014

Juneau’s Aaron Cohen hit a home run and pitched seven innings today to help Whitman College beat Whitworth 8-6 in the Northwest Conference finale for both teams. It was a milestone victory as Whitman secured its first winning record since 1982, moving to 20-18 on the season. Cohen smacked a two-run homer in the third… Read more »

Miller hits first home run, lifts career average to .383

April 23, 2014

Aaron Miller of Anchorage smacked his first career home run for the Mayville State University baseball team in a 5-1 victory over the University of Winnipeg. The 5-foot-9 sophomore outfielder finished 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and three RBIs for the NAIA Comets. He raised his batting average to .355 in 44 games this… Read more »