Panners sweep pool, advance to quarterfinals of NBC World Series

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Goldpanners had a huge week at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

The Golpanners swept their way through pool play, advancing to the quarterfinals of the historic tournament.
On Saturday, the Panners took down the hometown Kansas Cannons.
Alaska erased two different deficits to take a 7-5 victory in game two of pool play.
Trevor Greenley provided a two-run double, while Collin Runge and Russell Stevenson produced two RBI's apiece.
Goldpanners ace Joe Riley got the start, striking out four in 5.1 innings.
Isaac Olson got the W on the mound, allowing just one hit in three innings of work.

In game three of pool play taking place earlier today, the Panners absolutely steamrolled the San Antonio Angels 13-0 in five innings.
Alaska jumped out with four runs in the first inning, thanks in part to a two run double from Connor McCord in his first at bat as a Panner.
McCord plays for Panners head coach Miles Kizer at the University of Western Oregon.
Alaska added two more in second and seven more in the third, which was enough for the game to be called in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule.
All nine batters reached base for the Panners, and the pitching staff only allowed four hits in the ball game.

The Panners cruise through pool play with a 3-0 record and move on to the quarter finals on Thursday, with the opponent still to be determined.