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Goldpanners sweep ABL Championships

By Jake Edmonds 9:06 PM July 30, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

After a lopsided win for the Alaska Goldpanners over the Mat-Su Miners on Tuesday, it took a defensive effort for them to finish off the sweep Tuesday evening.

The Panners came into the game needing just a win to finish off the Miners in the best-of-three series. They got it, thanks to a couple of runs in the fifth inning.

Outfielder Brandon Caruso had an impressive showing at the plate, picking up three hits in five at-bats and driving in a run (unearned) in the top of the fifth inning. Later in the inning, Caruso crossed the plate after a well-hit ball from fellow outfielder Scott Hurst. It was Hurst’s 18th RBI of the year and his third in the ABL Championships.

“It means a great deal,” said Hurst after the game. “These guys are great. I mean, we really played as a team. We didn’t really know each other in the beginning. To be able to click like this and win a game like this is really great.”

Those two runs did not seem like much at the time, but it was all the Goldpanners would need in this one. The Miners were able to get a run back in the bottom of the fifth off of a Jonny Locher RBI single, but it was not enough as the Miners managed just four hits.

The Goldpanners are finished with ABL play but they are not done playing baseball. They will head to Wichita to play St. Joe’s in the NBC World Series on Saturday.

–Video will be added to this story.

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