Alaska Legion scholarship awarded to Brandon Mahle

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Sep 4, 2013

Brandon Mahle of Kenai Post 20 has been one of the best starting pitchers in Alaska over the last two seasons, winning 9 of 12 decisions.

In the classroom, though, he’s been even better.

Mahle, a 2013 graduate of Kodiak High School, finished with a 4.0 GPA to help him win a $500 Alaska State National Scholarship and is now eligible to claim other scholarships at the Northwest Regional [$2,500] and National World Series [$5,000] levels.

“I love baseball,” he said. “I’ve played since I was 4. I just try to play as much as possible.”

The 18-year-old pitcher is now a freshman at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where he plans to try out for the team Sept. 16.

He would be the only Alaska player on the roster.

Mahle plans to major in Engineering in college.

“I’m good at math,” Mahle said. “Math has always been the easiest for me. I was always at the top of my class.”

When he grows up, he could see himself teaching and coaching.

“I like working with people,” Mahle said. “I want to be a coach, too.”