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The two-time reigning Alaska Baseball League champs took care of business in the final game of the 2023 season between the two Anchorage ball clubs.
Carolyn Jones provides an unforgettable summer experience, say some of the baseball players she has hosted.
The housing coordinator for the Anchorage Bucs and her husband stepped up in the face of a shortage and are housing, or helping house, 12 players and three media interns this summer.
The two intown ABL clubs faced off for one final tune-up before their annual three-game weekend series.
Collin Hernandez, a rising junior from Oregon, was lights out on the mound for the northwest powerhouse Emerald Challengers in their first game of the tournament.
In his Alaska Baseball League debut, Taguchi, who was born and raised in Japan, showed no signs of rustiness after missing his entire freshman season in college this past spring due to injury.
It wasn’t all baseball for the former Anchorage Bucs player — he drove around in a Suzuki Sidekick and ate heaping bowls of cereal.
The record-breaking New York Yankees outfielder is still remembered fondly within the Alaska baseball community from his time playing in the ABL in 2011.
The Glacier Pilots were clinging to a one-run 8th-inning lead over the Mat-Su Miners in the Top of the World Series game.
The Wolves secured back-to-back titles in a tightly contested game that went into an extra inning.
In the other semifinal, Eagle River defeated South 9-5 and will return to the championship game after winning the tournament in 2021.
Home runs are a rare treat in the Alaska Baseball League, and the team’s new tradition reflects the unity and camaraderie that players have developed.
The Miners are currently leading the ABL with a 13-4 record.
Ty Beck has been up for nearly two decades as his dad is the general manager for the team, but this is his first year playing.
“I thought I was going to die, like, five times, but it’s awesome being here,” a player on the Napoleon River Bandits team joked about hiking up the quintessential Anchorage peak.