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2004 Goldpanners
Peninsula Oilers vs Alaska Goldpanners (Jun 21, 2004)

Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks

June 21

MIDNIGHT SUN GAME

 

Alaska Goldpanners 9, Peninsula Oilers 1
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Peninsula Oilers....    000 000 100  -  1  5  5
Alaska Goldpanners.. 200 113 02X  -  9 13  2
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Win-Timmons  Loss-Chambers

 

MIKE LISSMAN
#6

AB R  H RBI BB SO PO
5   1     2    2   0   0     3



WRITTEN BY ANDY STERNS

Sean Timmons had only one regret after Monday night's Midnight Sun Game- and it wasn't a pitch that got away or one he wished he hadn't thrown.

"I wish I had more time to speak to George," said Timmons, the Midnight Sun game starter and winning pitcher in the Panners 9-1 win over the Peninsula Oilers..

Timmons was referring to George Mies, the Goldpanners pitcher-first baseman who played seven straight seasons for the Panners in the 1960's, and was on hand Monday for the 99th edition of the summer solstice classic. "I'd like to find out a little bit more about who he played with and against," said Timmons.

Mies holds the Panners all-time record for career wins with 25, and was back on the mound Monday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the 10:30 P.M. game time-along with Timmons, who is playing in his eighth season with the Goldpanners, and takes over the record for most seasons played for the team, that he had shared with Mies.

The Goldpanner rosters of the mid-60's were loaded with future big league ballplayers, and if Timmons had gotten the chance to ask him, Mies could have rattled off names from an illustrious list of his Panner teammates from that era who played Major League baseball: headed by Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and including Graig Nettles, Bob Boone, Rick Monday, Bill "the Spaceman" Lee, Andy Messersmith, Dave Dowling (the first Panner to make the majors) and the current Arizona Diamondbacks skipper, Jimy Williams -- and there are even more.

By early Tuesday morning, Timmons had recorded his 23rd career win for the club, continuing to close in on Mies career-wins record, and Timmons should have a good shot at surpassing that mark this season too.

"I didn't have my best stuff by any means," said Timmons, after pitching 6 and 2/3 innings, and surrendering four hits, one walk and one run, while notching a couple of strikeouts. "But I kept battling. I had a few hard hit balls, but you've just got to keep chucking it."

The consensus in the home team's dugout after the game was that playing in a Midnight Sun Game, before an overflow crowd of 3,500 cheering fans, was both a rush and the most unique game that they'd ever been a part of.

For a hometown guy like Timmons, a Lathrop High grad, those emotions are exponentially magnified.

"The last time I pitched in this game, in 2002, I had to stop a couple of times to take it all in," said Timmons. "I tell the other guys that it's going to be one of the funnest things you've ever done as far as baseball goes. It's great. It's always a special game and I felt no pressure. I just tried to enjoy it."

Timmons teammates made sure that their ace wasn't under the gun, right from the get-go, as left fielder Mike Lissman hit a towering two-run home run off of Oilers starter Brian Chambers, over the left field fence and just barely clear of the foul pole, in the bottom of the first inning, driving in the leadoff man Trevor Mortenson.

"I was just trying to get a base hit," said Lissman. "I'm a guy who just does whatever it takes to help us win and I wasn't trying to hit a home run. I was just trying to get my hands around on the ball."

The Oilers committed eight errors in the game and appeared to have more trouble than the Panners adjusting to the changing light on the field as the sun set slowly behind the first base bleachers.

"It was really in my eyes at first," said Goldpanners first baseman
Joe Persichina, finished the night 2-4 at the plate with two runs scored. "I had to get some sunglasses, but after the third it wasn't too bad."

After the game was over, standing in the twilight in the stadium, Persichina said that he still wasn't ready to call it a day, even though it was 1:30 A.M.

"It's cool playing in this atmosphere," said Persichina. "It gives you energy. I'm ready to go hang out and do something else. I'm not ready for bedtime yet."

The players and fans lingered at the ballpark after the game, and the two most recently arrived Goldpanners, Long Beach State pitchers Kenny Maiques and Brett Andrade, were signing baseballs for young fans.

Maiques made his debut on the mound for Panners, just 12 hours after arriving in Fairbanks- in the biggest home game of the year- relieving Timmons to pitch the last third of the seventh and the entire eighth inning, picking up two strikeouts.

"I got here in the morning to help clean up the stands and they said, "You're going to pitch tonight,'" said Maiques. "I said, 'All right, I'll be ready to go any time.'"

That may sound like pitching on short notice, but it's an eternity compared to the warning Brett Andrade had before he closed out the win. Andrade landed at the airport just as the game was getting underway.

"The guy that picked me up at the airport said, 'You'd better start stretching in the car. You're pitching tonight,'" said Andrade, who at 6-4 isn't built to loosen up inside of a Lexus.

Andrade pitched last season for the Panners, so he at least knew what to expect when he walked into Growden Park in the fourth inning.

"I had no idea I was going to pitch," said Andrade.. "But I felt good. This is the Midnight Sun Game. You've got to be pumped up for this."

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Peninsula Oilers vs Alaska Goldpanners (Jun 21, 2004)

Box score

                      2004 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks
                     Peninsula Oilers at Alaska Goldpanners
                      Jun 21, 2004 at Fairbanks (Growden)

Peninsula Oilers 1

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Robert Perry cf..........  4  0  0  1   0  0  5  0   1
Patrick Rooney 3b........  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  2   0
Nick Kliebert dh.........  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Andy Dahl rf.............  4  0  2  0   0  0  2  0   0
Chris Minaker ss.........  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  2   2
Joey Hendricks c.........  4  0  0  0   0  2  5  0   0
David Newby lf...........  4  0  2  0   0  1  1  0   1
Paul John Zobeck 1b......  2  0  0  0   0  0  6  0   2
 Rocky Laguna 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Newby2 2b................  3  1  1  0   1  1  2  4   1
Brian Chambers p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Sheretto p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 34  1  5  1   2  5 24 10   9

Alaska Goldpanners 9

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Trevor Mortensen cf......  5  2  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Joe Persichina 1b........  4  2  2  1   1  1 10  1   0
Mike Lissman lf..........  5  1  2  2   0  0  3  0   0
Paul Keck dh.............  5  1  2  2   0  1  0  0   2
Allen Balmer 3b..........  5  0  2  1   0  0  1  1   2
Jose Castanon 2b.........  2  0  1  0   1  0  1  3   0
Ray Ravago 2b...........   1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 David Moore 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jordan Struble c.........  5  1  1  0   0  1  5  0   3
Arman Sidhu ss...........  4  1  2  0   0  0  0  5   2
Johnny Coit rf...........  3  1  0  0   1  2  4  0   1
Sean Timmons p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Kenny Marquis p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brett Andrade p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 39  9 13  6   3  5 27 10  10

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Peninsula Oilers.... 000 000 100 -  1  5  5
Alaska Goldpanners.. 200 113 02X -  9 13  2
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E - Perry; Rooney; Dahl; Newby; Zobeck; Balmer; Sidhu. DP - Oilers 2. LOB -
Oilers 9; Goldpanners 10. 2B - Newby; Balmer. 3B - Newby2. HR - Lissman. HBP
- Perry; Moore. SB - Dahl; Mortensen.

Peninsula Oilers       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Brian Chambers......  5.1  8  7  3  2  4 25 27
Sheretto............  2.2  5  2  2  1  1 14 16

Alaska Goldpanners     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Sean Timmons........  6.2  5  1  1  1  2 27 29
Kenny Marquis.......  1.1  0  0  0  0  2  4  4
Brett Andrade.......  1.0  0  0  0  1  1  3  4

Win - Timmons.  Loss - Chambers.  Save - None.
HBP - by Timmons (Perry); by Sheretto (Moore). PB - Struble.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: 04_06-21


Play-by-Play

                      2004 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks
             Peninsula Oilers at Alaska Goldpanners - Play-by-Play
                      Jun 21, 2004 at Fairbanks (Growden)


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Peninsula Oilers.... 000 000 100 -  1  5  5
Alaska Goldpanners.. 200 113 02X -  9 13  2
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Peninsula Oilers starters: 8/cf Perry; 18/3b Rooney; 6/dh Kliebert; 24/rf Dahl;
12/ss Minaker; 19/c Hendricks; 34/lf Newby; 29/1b Zobeck; 17/2b Newby2; 21/p
Chambers;
Alaska Goldpanners starters: 18/cf Mortensen; 10/1b Persichina; 6/lf Lissman; 51/dh
Keck; 25/3b Balmer; 21/2b Castanon; 8/c Struble; 2/ss Sidhu; 20/rf Coit; 33/p
Timmons;

Peninsula Oilers 1st - Perry flied out to rf. Rooney reached on an error by
3b. Kliebert grounded out to 1b unassisted; Rooney advanced to second. Dahl singled;
Rooney advanced to third. Minaker flied out to rf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2
LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 1st - Mortensen reached on an error by lf. Mortensen
advanced to third. Persichina struck out. Lissman homered, 2 RBI; Mortensen scored,
unearned. Keck struck out. Balmer grounded out to 2b. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0
LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 2nd - Hendricks lined out to 3b. Newby doubled. Zobeck
popped up to 1b. Newby2 struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 2nd - Castanon walked. Struble hit into double play ss to
2b to 1b; Castanon out on the play. Sidhu singled. Coit struck out looking. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 3rd - Perry grounded out to 2b. Rooney grounded out to ss.
Kliebert flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 3rd - Mortensen grounded out to 3b. Persichina grounded
out to 3b. Lissman flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 4th - Dahl reached on an error by ss. Minaker lined out to
cf. Hendricks flied out to rf; Dahl advanced to second. Newby singled; Dahl advanced
to third. Zobeck grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 4th - Keck reached on an error by rf. Keck advanced to
second. Balmer flied out to cf. Castanon singled; Keck advanced to third. Struble
reached on an error by 1b; Castanon advanced to second; Keck scored, unearned. Sidhu
hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Struble out on the play. 1 run, 1 hit, 2
errors, 1 LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 5th - Newby2 grounded out to 2b. Perry hit by pitch. Rooney
lined out to lf. Kliebert grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 5th - Coit struck out. Mortensen flied out to rf.
Persichina singled. Lissman singled; Persichina advanced to second. Keck singled,
RBI; Lissman advanced to third; Persichina scored. Balmer lined out to cf. 1 run,
3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 6th - Dahl singled. Dahl advanced to second on a passed
ball. Dahl stole third. Minaker flied out to rf. Hendricks struck out. Newby
grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 6th - Castanon flied out to cf. Struble singled. Sidhu
singled; Struble advanced to third. Sidhu advanced to second on an error by cf;
Struble scored, unearned. Coit walked. Sheretto to p for Chambers. Mortensen reached
on an error by 3b; Coit advanced to second; Sidhu scored, unearned. Persichina
singled, RBI; Mortensen advanced to second; Coit scored. Lissman grounded out to p;
Persichina advanced to second; Mortensen advanced to third. Keck flied out to lf.
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 7th - Laguna to 1b for Zobeck. Laguna out at first 1b to p.
Newby2 tripled. Perry grounded out to ss, RBI; Newby2 scored. Rooney walked. Marquis
to p for Timmons. Kliebert reached on a fielder's choice; Rooney out at second ss to
2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 7th - Balmer doubled. Ravago to 2b for Castanon. Ravago
grounded out to 2b. Struble struck out looking. Sidhu lined out to rf. 0 runs, 1
hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 8th - Dahl grounded out to ss. Minaker struck out. Hendricks
struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Alaska Goldpanners 8th - Coit flied out to 3b. Mortensen singled. Mortensen
stole second. Persichina walked. Lissman flied out to cf. Keck singled, RBI;
Persichina advanced to second; Mortensen scored. Balmer singled, RBI; Keck advanced
to third; Persichina scored. Moore to 2b for Ravago. Moore hit by pitch; Balmer
advanced to second. Struble out at first 1b to p. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3
LOB.

Peninsula Oilers 9th - Andrade to p for Marquis. Newby struck out looking.
Laguna flied out to lf. Newby2 walked. Perry flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Line score

Alaska Goldpanners 9, Peninsula Oilers 1 (Jun 21, 2004 at Fairbanks)
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Peninsula Oilers.... 000 000 100  -  1  5  5
Alaska Goldpanners.. 200 113 02X  -  9 13  2
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Pitchers: Peninsula Oilers - Chambers; Sheretto(6). Alaska Goldpanners - Timmons; Marquis(7);
Andrade(9).
Win-Timmons  Loss-Chambers 
HR 2004_GP - Lissman.
 

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