Posts Tagged: Baseball

Sugita earns first MCAC player-of-the-week honors for Vermilion

March 29, 2021

There’s hot. And then there’s Terren Sugita. The Vermilion College baseball player from Anchorage hit a scorching .522 over six games to earn player-of-the-week honors in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. Sugita went 12-for-23 at the plate with three home runs and 13 RBIs. The freshman infielder also smacked three doubles and scored eight runs…. Read more »

Dare to dream: Meszaros always believed, now the Astros do too

March 6, 2021

Even though he had been out of baseball for several years, Johnny Meszaros of Anchorage still loved the game and badly wanted to pitch again. He set up a pitching net in his backyard and prepared mentally and physically like it was Game 7 of the World Series. That might sound funny and some people… Read more »

Wyche nets season-high 26 points to help Tyler earn series sweep

February 8, 2021

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage put the University of Texas-Tyler on his back and carried the Patriots to an 85-75 overtime win over Cameron to complete the Lone Star Conference series sweep. The junior guard had a hand in 11 of his team’s 17 points in OT and finished with a season-high 26 points. The 5-foot-9… Read more »

Longtime Kenai Twins baseball coach Coz passes away at age 73

September 30, 2020

Lance Coz, the heart and soul of the Kenai Twins Post 20 American Legion baseball team since 1975, passed away last week at Providence Medical Center due to a heart attack. He was 73. The tall man was a giant in the Alaska baseball community, developing two Major League Baseball players and building a tremendous… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Anderson raked for San Bernardino in 1997

August 28, 2020

Kodiak’s Cliff Anderson carried a big bat in 1997 with the Single-A San Bernardino Stampede, clubbing 21 home runs and a state record 40 doubles in 132 games. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound left-handed hitting third baseman batted .273 and added 79 RBIs, 77 runs and five triples. His 125 hits are tied for the most for… Read more »

Opinsky named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

August 3, 2020

Jack Opinsky flashed leather and had one of the biggest clutch hits in Alaska baseball memory in on his way to being named our Alaska Athlete of the Week. The West High School senior  hit a two-run single that provided a 3-2 walk-off victory over Wasilla in the championship game of the Alliance Baseball State… Read more »

West pitcher Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 27, 2020

Anchorage baseball player Leland Wilson was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week after his dominant performance on the first day of the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament. An 18-year-old left-handed pitcher for the West Eagles, Wilson tossed a 2-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over defending state champion… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Hill hammered 26 homers at Single-A in 2004

July 24, 2020

A combination of power and speed, Anchorage’s Jamar Hill was a dynamic dual threat on the baseball field who rose through the pro ranks to become one of just 12 Alaskans to reach the Double-A level. A two-time MLB draft pick by the New York Mets, Hill had a 10-year professional career during which he… Read more »

Greatest collection of Alaska baseball talent gathers at Mulcahy

July 21, 2020

The greatest collection of Alaska baseball talent ever assembled on one field will take place at Mulcahy Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights when the Legion Legends face off against the Alliance All-Stars. It’s the best players from the past against the best players from today in a unique two-game series to showcase Alaska baseball…. Read more »

Friday Flashback: Way racks up WSU strikeout record in 2009

July 17, 2020

Arguably the greatest college pitcher to come out of Alaska, Sitka’s Matt Way carved up Pac-10 hitters when he toed the rubber for Washington State University from 2006 to 2009. A two-time All-Pac-10 performer, the sublime southpaw threw three complete games and is the Alaskans to rack up more than 100 strikeouts in a D1… Read more »