June 22, 2021 – Fairbanks, AK: Tonight Everett CC’s Kenji Miller took the mound in game three of the Merchants six game series against the Goldpanners. Kenji allowed only two earned runs will striking out seven batters over 5.0 innings but that wasn’t enough at the Merchants fell 8-3.

The Merchants finally got on the board in the sixth inning, following the ejection of Goldpanners starting pitcher Javyn Pimental for the use of an illegal substance, with a pair of runs. Brody Ponti tripled down the right field line to score Max Nealon then Cole Cramer followed up with an RBI ground out. Nealon had a pair of hits in the game.

Dylan Matsuoka made his first appearance on the mound to finish the game off. He did not allow a hit over 1.1 innings


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June 21, 2021 – Fairbanks, AK: For the second straight night, the Merchants and the Goldpanners had a pitching dual in the 116th Midnight Sun Game, which the Goldpanners took 3-0.    Jared Maxwell started the game and allowed only two runs (both earned) over five innings.  He only walked one while striking out seven. Goldpanners starter, German Fajado scattered two hits over seven innings while striking out nine.  The Merchants threatened several times but several hard-hit balls turned into double players.

Defensively the Merchant fans saw some outstanding defensive plays from Ethan Doshi, Cole Cramer and Jaxsen Sweum. 

Cramer led all Merchants with two hits while Doshi, Max Nealon and Sweum all having singles. 

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Announced attendance was over 4,100.


June 20, 2021 – Fairbanks, AK: Suffering from a little jet leg, and not getting into the hotel until 3:00 am, the Merchants dropped game one in Alaska 3-0 to the Goldpanners.  Everett had six in the game by six different players, all singles.  Collecting hits for the Merchants were Max Nealon, Jaxsen Swuem, Jordan Justice, Brody Ponti, Cole Cramer and Teddy Bishop.

Jake Suyla and Eumir Spulveda were outstanding out of the bullpen combing for four innings of work with out allowing a run.

The Merchants and the Goldpanners face off on Monday in annual Midnight Sun Game with first pitch scheduled for 10:00 pm.