Panners get back on track versus Seals

Published: Jul. 27, 2019 at 6:41 PM AKDT
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The Alaska Goldpanners got back on track Friday night in their series with the San Francisco Seals.

After dropping Thursday's contest 9-6, the Panners bounced back, throttling the Seals 14-1 on Friday.

Alaska was dominant on both sides of the ball.

A seven-run second inning all but drowned the Seals early in the ball game.

Derek Alumbaugh and assistant coach Branson Trube launched back to back solo home runs in the fifth inning, just to pad the stats.

Alaska is dealing with several injuries to the roster and want to be as healthy as possible heading into the National Baseball Congress World Series August 1st.

Brandon Leitgeb remains solid at the plate, producing three RBI's while scoring a pair of runs.

Newcomer Preston Viltz continued his RBI streak by adding a couple more last night. Viltz has generated at least one run batted in in all six games he has been a Panner.

Joe Riley continues his commanding summer on the mound, improving to a perfect 5-0 record on the season. Riley sat down 10 batters and allowed just three hits in seven innings of work. He leads all Alaska pitchers with 50 strike outs on the season and has only allowed five earned runs in 43 innings, for a 1.05 ERA.

Riley was a member of last year's Goldpanner squad, but pitched just seven innings before a season-ending injury disrupted his time in Alaska.

Other Panners producing RBI's include Cole Carder, Marcus Lydon and Bryant Nakagawa (2).

The Goldpanners play their penultimate game of the regular season Saturday vs. the Seals, Their final home game is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Growden Memorial Park.

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