Matt Way of Sitka pulling heavy workload for Texas pro team

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Aug 12, 2012

Sitka's Matt Way recently pitched his fourth complete game of the season for the Laredo Lemurs of the independent American Association.

The left-handed starter has been a workhorse this season, but especially lately, throwing 120 pitches or more in six of his last eight starts.

Fatigue explains why his ERA has jumped from 2.79 to 3.75 since July 19.

"I got really tired and my last four starts haven’t been as strong as I would like," he told me. "I have been doing a few things to get myself back on track for this final push.

"We’re on the road for almost this whole month, which will take its toll on everyone, but I’m still looking to finish strong and be back among the league leaders when it’s all said and done."

Way leads the Lemurs in innings [103.1], wins [7], strikeouts [88], shutouts [2] and complete games.

"All year I have kept myself in good shape so I would be able to handle this type of workload and I expect to be able to finish this season really strong," he said.

After the season ends with the Lemurs, Way will held to the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. He will be a hired gun for the playoffs.

"I’m looking forward to it," he said. "The Atlantic League is where all the guys with big league time go and I can’t wait to see how my stuff matches up with them."