Goldpanners need win to stay alive in Grand Forks Tourney

The Goldpanners continued their play in the Grand Fork tournament in British Columbia.
They picked up a dominant 11-0 win in their first game.

The 'Panners pitching was not as sharp in the second game as it was in the first.
This was the Emeralds first game in the tournament and they jumped out to a three run lead in the first inning.

In the top of the fourth Jake Hazard, from UC Irvine, launched a fly ball deep that the umpires lost track of because it was dark.
After a discussion they ruled it was a fair ball and it ends up as a two run inside the park homerun.
The Emeralds tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth.
The Emeralds continued to add to their lead in the fifth and the seventh to take a seven to two lead.
In the eighth J-T Arruda got a hold of one and sent it over the right field fence for his first homerun of the season.
That would be the final run the Panners would push across and they drop the game 7-3.

Brandon Langan started the game for the 'Panners he went five and two thirds innings and gave up five runs, three of them were earned.
He struck out three.
The tournament's 12 teams split into three pools, with the top eight teams moving on to the playoff round on Saturday.

The Goldpanners played the Merchants today in a must-win game to make it to the playoff round.
The championship game will be on Sunday.