East Tbird Baseball:     
Alaska's 2003, 2004, 2005 &
2006 American Legion State Champions!
Anchorage, Alaska
         

Updated January 1, 2007
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Includes Breakdown by Opponent
 


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Coaching Staff:
Randy Beltz
Kenneth Butler
Kyle Madden

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American Legion Baseball Code of Sportsmanship

I will:
1. Keep the rules.
2. Keep faith with my teammates.
3. Keep my temper.
4. Keep myself fit.
5. Keep a stout heart in defeat.
6. Keep my pride under in victory.
7. Keep a sound soul, a clean mind and a healthy body


littleball.gif (1346 bytes) East Tbirds win an unprecedented 4th consecutive Alaska State American Legion Baseball Championship!  No team in the history of Alaska American Legion Baseball had ever won more than 2 consecutive championships before the East squad won their 3rd last year and now unbelievably they have won a 4th straight in 2006.  The team finished the season with 31 wins and 10 losses (including a 26-6 record against Alaska competition).
  See Anchorage Daily News Story

  littleball.gif (1346 bytes)  Farewell  from the desk of Coach Wylie:

As I say goodbye and end my coaching career at East I want to thank each and every member of the East Tbird Baseball family over the last 9 years.  Players and coaches alike!  I also want to thank my family.  My wife of 30 plus years, Suzy never once complained although she might have gotten after me a time, or two when I was sulking over a loss.  She spent many a freezing evening sitting on a metal bench supporting my "hobby," of course she knows about as much about the game of baseball as anyone I know.  I can pretty much guarantee that my father Jerry has seen more East games than anyone during my coaching career.  I always felt special when I would look into the stands and see my father there to support me.   My kids Jeremy, a former outstanding Tbird player himself and part-time assistant coach and my daughter Cristy who led many a "East Side---Tbirds" cheer from the stands over the last 9 years.  Oh and I have to mention our newest family addition Kolby Mitchell Jensen, son of Cristy and Ken Jensen, born just after this years state tournament.  I can already tell Kolby will be a great pitcher with good movement on his fastball (he has long fingers)! 

After this years state tournament victory I was asked what it was about the group of players over the last 4 years that have allowed them to make history by becoming the most dominate team ever in Alaska American Legion history.  My answer was once again the same:  I have been very fortunate to have had a group of talented athletes come through the East program during my tenure that had a desire to improve and (for the most part) possessed a work ethic to make team success a reality.

I am proud of our team success during my tenure as head coach (.772 winning percentage with 336 wins & 99 losses and 5 state titles, including the last 4 American Legion titles and an .835 winning percentage for high school with a final record of 76-15) but I think I am more proud of the fact that since 1999 we have had, or will have by this fall, 28 players go on to play college baseball.  That is an average of 4 players per year!  Next year we should have 10 players from our program on college baseball teams (and another one playing professionally)!  There are very few programs in the country that can say that and it is absolutely amazing for a baseball program from Alaska!

Remember, we have proven again that we are one of the best teams in Alaska baseball history, now itís up to us to stay there!

Thank you and farewell,
Coach Wylie

 

littleball.gif (1346 bytes) Former Tbird ace Corey Madden has been moved up to the Marlins A-Advanced team, the Jupiter Hammerheads.  While in rookie league Corey was 4-1 with 12 appearances.  He pitched 19 and 2/3 innings, had 21 K's and his ERA was 2.75. 

littleball.gif (1346 bytes) The 2006 Tbirds over-all American Legion record ended at  31-12 following a pair of losses at the Region 7 Northwest Regionals.  The Tbirds held a 4-3 lead going into the 9th inning of the feature game but committed 2 errors in the inning and lost 5-4.  Chad Nading and Zac Beltz both pitched well, allowing a pair of hits each and Chad also had 9 strikeouts but in the end faulty defense (7 errors) did us in.  (including HS the Tbirds finished the 2006 season with a 41-16 record).

Congratulations to East player Chad Nading who was named the 2006 Gatorade High School Player of the Year for Alaska. 
Chad joins former Tbird standouts Corey Madden (2001), Antoine McLeod (2002) and Anton Maxwell (2003) as a winner of the prestigious award given each year to the State's best baseball player.

 littleball.gif (1346 bytes)   Where are they now?
(Status of East Tbird baseball players currently playing in college, or professionally)
Zac Beltz ('05) - Alan Hancock JC, California
Makailon Braumberger ('05) - Porterville JC, CA
Jordan Farkas ('02) - Whitworth College, WA
Anton Maxwell ('03) - Oregon State University, Oregon
Joey Scott ('05) - Saint Petersburg College, FL

Chad Nading ('06) - Oregon State University, Oregon
Nick Nading ('05) - Lane Community College, Oregon
Jake Plancich ('06) - Heston JC, Kansas
Zach Plancich ('06) - Mesa JC, Arizona
Mike Akers ('06) - Linn Benton JC, Oregon
Corey Madden ('02) - Florida Marlins (Gulf Coast League, Florida)
 


 

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* Wallpaper, American Legion seal and patch were found on the American Legion Homepage
* The Thunderbird logo provided by East High School Activities Office