Goldpanners 3, San Francisco Seals 0
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks notched their third straight victory on Thursday night at Growden Memorial Park, claiming a 3-0 verdict against the San Francisco Seals in a final tune-up for tonight’s 108th Midnight Sun Baseball Game.
The Goldpanners scored single runs in the second, fifth and eighth innings on another perfect night for baseball in Fairbanks.
After losing the series opener to the Seals 7-3 on Monday, the Panners rebounded to claim an 18-6 win on Tuesday and a 4-2 triumph on Wednesday.
The two teams will square off in the Midnight Sun Game at 10:30 tonight. The game is played in its entirety without the benefit of artificial lights.
Tickets for the game can be purchased online at www.goldpanners.com or at the ballpark tonight.
General admission seats are $15.
The Midnight Sun Game is the Goldpanners biggest fundraising event of the season.
Mikey Ramirez, a junior from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, and Drew Mitrisin, a junior from William Jewel College, combined to pitch a three-hitter in Thursday night’s win against the Seals.
Ramirez earned the win and Mitrisin was credited with the save.
Corey Thompson started for the Seals and took the loss. Rob Monchak finished up for San Francisco.
After tonight’s Midnight Sun Game, the Goldpanners and Seals wrap up their
six-game series at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Goldpanners have Sunday and Monday off and return to the friendly confines of Growden Memorial Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday for an Alaska Baseball League game against the Anchorage Bucs.