Matt Nadolski both hit and pitched well for the Alaska Goldpanners (13-17), but it wasn't enough as the Alaska Goldpanners fell to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots (22-11) 5-4 at Mulcahy Field on Thursday.
Nadolski racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Alaska Goldpanners. He homered in the fourth inning.
The Anchorage Glacier Pilots couldn't get anything going as long as Nadolski was pitching. The Anchorage Glacier Pilots managed just one hit off of Nadolski, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one during his two innings of work.
The Anchorage Glacier Pilots would not relinquish the lead as the Alaska Goldpanners were unable to weather a three-run third inning deficit.
The Alaska Goldpanners scored on a two-run home run by Nadolski in the fourth inning and a groundout by Joey Epperson and an RBI double by Michael Zeblo in the fifth inning. Still, the Alaska Goldpanners couldn't draw even.
Jordan Luplow racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. He singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning.
Christian Belleque recorded his first win of the year for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. He allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings. Belleque struck out none, walked two and gave up seven hits.
Patrick McGrath ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his third loss of the year. He lasted just three innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed five runs.