Thursday in the Alaska Baseball League

Goldpanners 5, Chinooks 1

The Fairbanks Goldpanners strengthened their hold on first place in the Alaska Baseball League on Thursday, taking down the last-place Chugiak Chinooks x-x at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks.

The rest of the ABL was idle Thursday, so Fairbanks now holds a 1 1/2 game lead on the Anchorage Bucs and Mat-Su Miners, who are tied for second place.

The Goldpanners scored all five of their runs in the first two innings, getting a home run from David Edwards in the first, second-inning RBI-doubles from Casey Munoz, David Fletcher and Payden Cawley-Lamb and an RBI-single from Alex Rubanowitz in the second inning.

Fairbanks starter Drew Mitrisin earned a win, striking out two and walking two in five innings. Cody Moffett pitched the final four innings and struck out six.



Team W L Pct GB

Fairbanks 13 6 .684 -

Anchorage Bucs 13 9 .591 1 1/2

Mat-Su Miners 15 11 .577 1 1/2

Glacier Pilots 12 12 .500 3 1/2

Peninsula Oilers 11 11 .500 3 1/2

Chugiak Chinooks 5 20 .200 11

Thursday's results

Goldpanners 5, Chinooks 1

Friday's games

Bucs at Oilers, 7 p.m., Seymour Memorial Park

Pilots at Goldpanners, 7 p.m., Growden Park

Anchorage Daily News