Alaska all-star team drops 6-4 decision at Arizona Classic

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Oct 10, 2013

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks led off the game with an inside-the-park home run, but it wasn't enough to save the Alaska Baseball Academy from losing its first game at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic at the Peoria Sports Complex, the spring training home for the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Alaska dropped a 6-4 decision to a scout team from western Canada.

The Arizona Senior Fall Classic is a showcase event that typically draws nearly 500 college coaches as well as recruiters from 30 Major League Baseball teams.

The Alaska Baseball Academy is made of top high school players from the 907.

Bynum, of Monroe Catholic fame, showed off his speed with a inside-the-park home run in the first inning.

West's Dalton Chapman Ganter-Chapman of Anchorage pitched well in five innings with eight strikeouts and just two walks.

Sitka's Brian Way shined at the plate with a pair of singles and run scored.

Alaska continues play Friday with a doubleheader against Nevada and Arizona.