The Alaskan all star squad erupted for 15 hits and 13 runs in game 1 of their double header. The Alaska team finished with a 13-3 victory over a D’backs Scout team from Canada. The Arizona Fall Classic is the biggest, most scouted tournament in the Western United States. Over 800 college coaches and recruiters have attended the event over the last 3 years; as well as over 250 MLB scouts representing all 30 MLB clubs. Alaska’s game one starter Bryce Swofford of Juneau garnered lots of attention while topping out at 90MPH on his fastball. Swofford collected 7 strikeouts while scattering 3 hits over 4 innings of work. Alaska’s hit parade was led by Jonny Homza of Anchorage and Terrell Hudson of Phoenix, collecting 3 hits apiece. Raleigh Pigg of Service and Paul Steffensen of Kenai each collected a pair of hits.
In game 2 Alaska edged a San Diego Padres Scout team 1-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Raleigh Pigg of Service and Matt Dunaway of Hawaii. Raleigh collected 8 strikeouts in his 5 innings of work and the Alaskans outhit the Padres 8-7. Terrell Hudson, a strapping 6’4”, 220 lb sophomore from Barry Goldwater HS in Phoenix once again led the Alaskan’s at the plate collecting a pair of hits. Paul Steffenson of Kenai singled home the one and only run of the game in the final frame. Also collecting hits were Noah Alexander of Dimond, Lian Lincoln and Parker Johnson of South and Kasey Watts of Juneau. The Alaska team plays 5 games over the 4 day tournament that concludes Sunday October 16.