Sagan Osborne of Anchorage is finally delivering on his promising potential as a teenager.
Playing at his third college, the 21-year-old has rediscovered his hitting stroke for Dickinson State of North Dakota and is back to hitting the ball the way that made him one of Alaska’s top high school players.
Osborne enjoyed the best weekend of his college career Saturday against the University of Winnipeg and Sunday against Mayville State while extending his hitting streak to six games.
In the first series he went 4-for-9 with 5 RBIs as Dickinson swept Winnipeg. In the second series he was 2-for-7 in a pair of losses.
He is batting .360 [9-for-25] during the fall ball portion of the NAIA 2015-16 season.
Osborne, of Dimond High fame, has struck out just once in 28 plate appearances.
Other Alaskans fared well this weekend too.
At Mayville State, relief pitcher Zach Ferntheil of Anchorage extended his scoreless streak to five innings.
His older brother Stephen Ferntheil went 2-for-3 in the first game of the doubleheader. The catcher now has three consecutive games with at least two hits.
Outfielder Aaron Miller of Anchorage went 3-for-7 in the two games.
This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.