Matt Way of Sitka continues to dominate Atlantic League

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Sep 28, 2012

There is a former Texas pitcher tearing up the Atlantic League.

And his name isn’t Roger Clemens.

Alaska’s Matt Way tonight continued to baffle batters in the premier independent league, throwing a 4-hitter over eight innings as the Long Island Ducks beat Southern Maryland 3-1 in Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series.

Outings like tonight are why they signed the southpaw from Sitka after a sensational season in Texas with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association.

Way, a former fifth-round pick of the Phillies, struck out 10 to earn his third win in three starts with the Ducks.

He has allowed just one run in 21.1 innings for a 0.43 ERA.

Clemens, meanwhile, has pitched well in the Atlantic League at age 50 and has talked about coming out of retirement with the Houston Astros.

Seems to me Way is just as deserving, and he’s only 25.