Goldpanners make it to Grand Forks Tourney championship game

After going 3-1 in Pool Play the Alaska Goldpanners moved on to the Playoffs or "Money Round" of the 36th annual Grand Forks International Baseball tournament down in Grand Forks British Columbia.
They played their first playoff game on Saturday night against the Burnaby Bulldogs.

The Goldpanners were able to walk away from this one with a 10-5 victory.
The Goldpanners were holding a 7-5 advantage after five innings of play, then tacked on three more in the 8th inning to put the Bulldogs away for good.
The MVP at bat was definitely Nick Ames.
Ames went 4 for 5 at the plate, he also scored once and brought home 6 RBIs, 3 of which came from a game-tying home run.
Austin Toerner started the game pitching for the Panners and allowed 4 hits and 5 runs in his 3 point 2 innings of work.
He also struck out three Bulldog Batters.
Jimmy Endersby then took the mound and earned the win in relief for the Panners, allowing 2 hits, no runs, and striking out 3 in his 5 point 1 innings of work.

The victory earned a spot in the semifinal of the tournament for the Goldpanners on Sunday Morning against the North Sound Emeralds.
The Goldpanners shut out the Emeralds 3-0 to advance to the Championship game on sunday afternoon against a familiar opponent, the Seattle Studs.
That championship game had to go to extra innings, but the Goldpanners were defeated 3-2 in walkoff fashion.
Studs' designated hitter Lorin Archibald secured the win by bringing Connor Savage home with a walk-off RBI single to secure the win in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Mitch Berryhill and Rafe Chaumette scored the two runs for the Panners.
That was Seattle's third year in a row winning the tournament.
The Goldpanners finished as the Runner-up in their first ever Grand Forks tournament appearance.
Panners first baseman out of UNLV Nick Ames was named the Tournament MVP for finishing with 10 RBIs.
JT Arruda was named an All-Tourney third baseman.
Now that the Grand Forks Tournament is done, the Goldpanners will stay in British Columbia for another week.
They will take on the Okanagan Athletics tomorrow and Wednesday in a two game series.
They will then take part in the Kamloops Baseball tournament in Kamloops British Columbia.