Merchants Fall in Midnight Sun Game

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. Photo credit: Hart Pisani/News-Minor