Goldpanners Split Season Opening Series

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaska Goldpanners baseball is back.

The Panners kicked off their 60th season with a road trip down to Edmonds, Washington for a pair of contests against the Northwest Honkers.​

The Goldpanners split the mini-series with the Honkers, falling in Friday nights game 4-3.​

The Goldpanners faced a 4-0 deficit heading into the ninth inning, and with two outs and their backs against the wall, the Panners put five straight men on base and pushed across three runs.​

With the bases loaded, a screaming line drive was caught by the Honkers' first baseman, ending the comeback effort, but the Panners were able to get revenge in game two.​

The Goldpanners, still getting accustom to their new teammates, throttled the Honkers 7-1 earlier today.​

Jacob Fricke, of Western Oregon had a dominant performance on the mound, not allowing a run in his six inning of work.

The Goldpanners travel home to Fairbanks with a more complete roster, where they will have their home opener against the the Fairbanks Men's League on June 11.

First pitch is at 7 p.m. at Growden Memorial Park.​