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2003 NBC TOURNAMENT
LAWRENCE-DUMONT STADIUM - WICHITA, KS
|SIX-TIME NBC NATIONAL CHAMPIONS|
ALL TIME PANNER WICHITA RECORD - 119-42
ARRIVING IN WICHITA | EARLY NBC ACTION | NO SUCH THING AS A DAY OFF | SUMMER FUN | EARLY NBC | COMING BACK HOME | NBC CHAMPS - CHINESE TAIPEI
|8/5||W||9-0||35-17||1-0||San Diego Waves||8/5|
|8/7||W||4-3||36-17||2-0||Chinese Taipei National Team (1st Place)||8/7|
|8/10||L||6-5||36-18||2-1||Havasu (AZ) Heat||8/10|
|8/12||L||3-1||36-19||2-2||Santa Barbara Forresters (2nd Place)||8/10|
8/22: Taipei thankful to set NBC first "Basically, we had to fight out butts off to make it this far," Foresters third baseman Kevin Frandsen said. "It's been that kind of tournament. The teams that showed the most character stayed around, I think."
8/17: Chinese Taipei gives foreign substance to NBC World Series "Chinese Taipei became the first foreign team in the 69-year history of the World Series to win the championship with a 5-0 win over the Santa Barbara" | TAIPEI'S TITLE | Chinese Taipei shuts out Santa Barbara for NBC tournament title
8/16: Chinese Taipei - First International team to ever win NBC title (Fairbanks edges Chinese Taipei)
8/13: Panners, AIA fall out of Series "By DANNY MARTIN, Staff Writer. There will be no repeat championship for the Alaska Goldpanners in the National Baseball Congress World Series."
8/13: Panners, AIA down to the wire "The Alaska Goldpanners and Athletes in Action may want to contact each other for advice on today's early morning elimination games at the National Baseball Congress" | Panners, AIA in NBC loser's bracket
8/11: Panners, AIA in NBC loser's bracket
8/11: Panners fall to Heat in 15 innings!
8/9: Baseball around the clock - Richard Larson "The Panners' most famous roster addition for the World Series came in 1983 when they added Barry Bonds to the lineup. Bonds joined an outfield that already featured Oddibe McDowell and Shane Mack. Bonds batted .222 in six World Series games with the Panners as the team went 4-2 and came up shy of the title. Bonds had a double, walked three times, scored two runs, drove in two runs and stole four bases in five attempts."
8/9: AIA advances in tourney "The win enabled Athletes in Action to join the Alaska Goldpanners as one of the eight remaining teams who will remain unbeaten after today's action in the 44th annual.."
8/8: 8/7 ScoreCast - Goldpanners vs. Chinese Taipei
8/8: Panners move forward Fairbanks team first to advance "With a large contingent of the crowd yelling for the Panners countered by Taipei fans cheering loudly in Chinese, Thursday's high-energy contest was a nail-biter down to the final out."
8/8: Fairbanks edges Chinese Taipei "It was huge," Blasi said. "The first pitch was a fastball. I sat on it. Then he came in with sliders. I had to scoot up and scoot in. I didn't like it, but he went slider, slider, slider. He finally hung one. This had a big championship feel to it. This team is one of the best, if not the best, on our side of the bracket. We figured we have to beat them sometime to move on."
8/8: Panners win battle of unbeaten teams "WICHITA, Kan. -- Top-seeded Fairbanks (32-16) became the first team to advance to the NBC's winner's bracket quarterfinals. It will play either Havasu (Ariz.) or Pueblo (Colo.) at 4:30 p.m. (ADT) Sunday.."
8/6: 8/5 ScoreCast - Goldpanners vs. San Diego Waves
8/6: Added Ricky Fairchild to All-Time Roster
8/6: Title defense begins "Alaska Baseball League Player of the Year Sean Timmons was backed by an explosive offense as the Alaska Goldpanners opened defense of their National Baseball"
8/6: Panners roll to a shutout "WICHITA, Kan. -- With Sean Timmons on the mound and many other returning standouts in the lineup, it looked a little routine.."
8/5: Panners, AIA open Series play "The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks and Athletes in Action-Alaska of North Pole will begin their drive for the National Baseball Congress World Series"
8/3: Fairbanks teams to square off in Wichita "The Alaska Goldpanners rallied to defeat the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 8-3 in last year's championship game in Wichita, Kan., giving the Panners a record six titles
7/30: Comeback kids head to Wichita "The ABL season makes its teams tournament tough because the competition is so good. It's rated the second-best summer league in the country by many. The top league (the Cape Cod League) doesn't send any teams to Wichita." * You must be joking, Andy.. *
7/30: On to Wichita "The Alaska Goldpanners, with a storied history, will try to defend the title they claimed last year by defeating the Anchorage Glacier Pilots.
7/28: AIA will make pilgrimage to Kansas "AIA will join the league champion Fairbanks Goldpanners -- the defending NBC champs -- at the tournament next week."