Goldpanners, Fairbanks Adult Men’s Baseball League host Alaska Bowl baseball tournament

Goldpanners, Fairbanks Adult Men’s Baseball League host Alaska Bowl baseball tournament

July 21, 2016

FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Goldpanners are taking a break from their nonleague baseball regular season to co-host the Alaska Bowl today through Sunday at Growden Memorial Park and West Valley High School.

The Fairbanks Adult Men’s Baseball League also is hosting the exhibition tournament, which includes the Midnight Sun Goldpanners, the Brewers and Pirates from the Fairbanks Adult League; and the Kings and Skeeters from the Anchorage Men’s League.

The Alaska Goldpanners face the Midnight Sun Goldpanners in the tournament opener at 7 p.m. today at Growden.

Six games and a home run derby are scheduled Saturday.

The Midnight Sun Goldpanners and the Kings meet at 11 a.m. at Growden and the Pirates and Skeeters play at the same time at West Valley.

The Brewers and Skeeters meet at 1:30 p.m. at Growden, and the Pirates and Kings take the field at West Valley at the same time.

The home run derby starts at 3:30 p.m. at Growden, followed there by Alaska Goldpanners games against the Brewers (5:30 p.m.) and Skeeters (8 p.m.).

The tournament ends Sunday at Growden, as the Midnight Sun Goldpanners face the Skeeters at 12:30 p.m., and the Kings meet the Brewers at 1:30 p.m.

Service edges Wild

The Alaska Wild started a regular-season ending American Legion Baseball road trip in Southcentral with a 6-5 loss to Service on Thursday night at the Kosinski Fields.

Four Service pitchers limited the Wild to four hits, one each from Colin King, James Kardash, Hunter Andrews and Vonche Wood. King also scored a run and Andrews drove in a run.

Service got seven hits against three Wild pitchers. Nick Hall had three hits and a run scored and Service teammate Derek Scoggins had two hits and scored twice.

All the runs in the game were earned.

Service scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game.

Connor Bailey reached base with a single and scored the tying run on an error by Wild relief pitcher Axel Keeton off a sacrifice bunt by Carson Sandau. Coby Cupp drove in the game-winning run with a single.

Keeton took the loss and Cupp took the win in relief.

The Wild, 11-9 overall and 8-7 Legion AA, face South Anchorage and Ketchikan at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, today at the Kosinski. The Wild close the trip and the regular season against Palmer at noon Saturday.

Contact sports editor Danny Martin at 459-7586. Follow him on Twitter:@newsminersports.

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