Posts Tagged: Baseball

Thompson homers twice, has 5 RBIs for Pacific Lutheran

April 21, 2014

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson had a historic day at the plate Sunday for Pacific Lutheran University. The sophomore infielder clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as PLU beat the league’s second-place team Willamette 11-5 in Oregon. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, finished 4-for-5 with 11 total bases in one of the… Read more »

Ferntheil signs with Cochise College baseball in Arizona

April 12, 2014

Second chances are rare in life, but 19-year-old pitcher Zach Ferntheil of Anchorage got a redo last month in Arizona. And now he’ll get another shot in college baseball. The 2012 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year from Service High has signed with Cochise College, a premier JC program in Arizona. “It was a situation… Read more »

Alaskans shine like a diamond on college baseball fields

April 8, 2014

Whether it was hitting, pitching, or both, college baseball players from Alaska had a wonderful weekend in the Lower 48. At Mayville State, Anchorage’s Aaron Miller continued his Tony Gwynn impersonation with a 6-for-13 performance in a four-game series against Presentation College in a battle of the Dakotas. This guy is hitting .402 in 45… Read more »

Miller tearing the cover off ball at Mayville State

April 1, 2014

He doesn’t walk a lot and he doesn’t strike out a lot. But Aaron Miller of Anchorage does get a lot of base hits. The Mayville State starting left fielder is the third-leading hitter for the 21-8 NAIA squad out of North Dakota. Miller is hitting .350 in 28 games this spring, with 28 hits… Read more »

Juneau’s Cohen showcases two-way skills at Whitman College

March 30, 2014

How good is Aaron Cohen? Apparently good enough to win college games almost single-handedly. The Whitman College senior star from Juneau showcased his two-way skills in a 2-1 victory over nationally ranked George Fox in NCAA D3 action in Oregon. Cohen threw seven innings of six-hit ball and hit a home run against a top-20… Read more »

Bynum stays hot in Arizona with Alaska Baseball Academy

March 26, 2014

The Scooter Bynum Show wrapped up today in Arizona with the 18-year-old Fairbanks phenom of the Alaska Baseball Academy getting another hit in his fourth and final game. The left-handed hitter finished 7-for-12 [.583] with three walks against professional pitching during an exhibition showcase facing minor league teams in front of more than 100 scouts…. Read more »

Bynum goes from AK title game to AZ baseball field, gets hit on first swing

March 23, 2014

While his Monroe Catholic basketball teammates celebrated Saturday night’s Class 3A high school state title in Anchorage, Scooter Bynum jumped on the redeye to Phoenix. The Fairbanks phenom arrived early Sunday morning to join Alaska Baseball Academy coach Tony Wylie and others for an exhibition showcase against minor league teams in front of more than… Read more »

Thompson’s sixth inning hit wins game for Pacific Lutheran

March 12, 2014

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson came up with the biggest hit of his Pacific Lutheran University baseball career. The starting third baseman knocked in the winning runs in a 5-3 win over Whitman, singling up the middle to score two with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was a good day for Alaska… Read more »

Karnos commands respect, strike zone at Western Nevada

March 5, 2014

Most freshmen athletes struggle when they get to college, but not Max Karnos of Anchorage. The rookie right-hander is unbeaten on the baseball field in four starts for JC power Western Nevada and has amassed a tidy 1.61 ERA in 28 innings. The 6-foot-4 starter isn’t a flamethrower that pounds the strike zone with heaters,… Read more »

Chapman signs with defending NWAACC baseball champ Everett

February 4, 2014

The Everett Community College baseball team was already on Dalton Chapman’s radar long before the Trojans won the NWAACC title last year. How could you miss it? Everett has a gaudy .772 winning percentage over the last two seasons. So when the promising Anchorage teenage ballplayer got a call to play at the Washington school,… Read more »