'Panners blank Fairbanks All-Stars 8-0 in return to Growden Park

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The Alaska Goldpanners finally returned to the friendly confines of Growden Park last night when they went head to head with the Fairbanks All-Stars.
It took a few innings for the Panners to get going but once they started scoring they couldn't be stopped.

On the way to their 8-0 victory, the Panners didn't score until the bottom of the fourth inning, which saw JT Arruda put two runs on the board with a two-RBI Triple which brought home Griffin Barnes and Tighe Koehring.
Jordan Ross brought Michael Hobbs home with a Sacrifice fly to give the Panners a 3-0 lead.
Rafe Chaumette put himself on third with a triple in the sixth inning, then scored off of Paul Kunst.
The Goldpanners finished off the All-Stars with a 4-run 8th inning.
Former Lathrop Malemute and Future Northeast Community College player Colin King earned his first hit and RBI of the season for the Panners all in one play, earning himself an RBI Double.
The Goldpanners pitchers were the MVPs of the night.
Austin Turner earned the win on the mound. In his 4 innings pitching he only allowed 4 hits and no runs.
Jordon West and Alex Fernandez took the mound in relief and continued to not let the All-stars earn a single run to secure the win and the shutout for the Panners.

They now have a very busy weekend to look forward to.
Tonight they will be playing Softball against the the Men's All-Stars from the Golden Heart Softball Association in a double-header which will start at 7pm.

Saturday and Sunday will see the Panners competing in the Fairbanks Open Tournament which starts at 11am on both days.
The first game for the Panners in the Fairbanks Open will be against the Anchorage Stars.

The 'Panners will then play in their final series of the year against the San Francisco Seals that will begin on Tuesday and will come to an end on July 24th.
All games in that series will start at 7pm at Growden Park, except for July 23rd's contest which will begin at 3pm.