Sockeyes split doubleheader at Arizona Classic, Way keys win

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Oct 11, 2013

Sitka's Brian Way is a big kid, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 230 pounds.

Today the right-handed pitcher came up big for the Alaska Baseball Academy Sockeyes.

Way threw five strong innings to highlight a 5-4 victory over a Las Vegas all-star team on the second day of the Arizona Senior Fall Classic. He struck out five, walked two and won the game.

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks continued to showcase his talent, going 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and a run scored.

R.J. Dirschel of Eagle River and Ben Ross of Colony each singled for the Sockeyes and Nick Jensen of South had a stolen base and a run scored.

In the second game, a Dodgers scout team from Arizona beat the Alaska Baseball Academy 6-3.

Alaska starter Joe Fitka of South took the loss, despit a hot start.

"He had five strikeouts over the first four innings but ran out of gas in the fifth when Arizona scored three runs," said coach Tony Wylie.

Sitka's Erickson Fish was the offensive star, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run.

Logan Williams of Bartlett also doubled and scored. Mitch Chausin of Wasilla, Elias Stratton of Palmer and Way each singled.