Golpanners have chance to win Grand Forks Tournament

Yesterday morning the Alaska Goldpanners continued play in the Grand Forks International Baseball tournament.
They split their first two games in the tournament in British Columbia.

If the Panners wanted to get to the playoff round they needed a win in the game against the Everett Merchants.
This was a pitcher's duel.
Michael Hobbs, the 20-17 high school game time all area baseball player of the year award winner from Corona California, was on the mound for the Panners.
He went seven innings allowing three hits and three walks but he did not allow a single run to cross the plate.
Hobbs struck out six.
The starter for the Merchants was just as good going eight innings, striking out nine and he only allowed five Panners to reach base.
Andrew Fernandez took the mound after Hobbs and he picked up right where Hobbs left off.
He went five innings, striking out four and only allowed six base runners but he also did not allow a single one to cross home plate.
The game would head into extra innings with neither team putting a run on the board.
In the 12th inning Rafe Chaumette singled and then he advanced to third on Jake Hazard's single.

Parker Cormack came up with those two on and two outs for his first at bat of the game and he came through.
Cormack singled into right field and Chaumette scores the game winning and only run of the 12 inning game.
Panners win 1-0.

They went two and one in pool play and will advance to the playoff round tomorrow.
They do not have a game today.

After pool play wraps up today the Panners will know what seed they are and when they will play on Saturday.