FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 20, 2012) -- There's plenty to do in Fairbanks this weekend, but one of the most exciting -- if you're a fan of Fort Wainwright or baseball -- is watching the Fairbanks Adult Amateur Baseball tournament July 20 through July 22, 2012.
The Fort Wainwright Mets, who have a solid grip on second place in the Fairbanks league with a regular season record of 11-3-1 take on the third place Midnight Sun Panners at 7 p.m. on Marlin field in Fairbanks.
The Mets will then battle the Eielson (Air Force Base) Icemen on Newby Field in North Pole Saturday at 10 a.m. Later in the day, the Mets will play the Anchorage A's at Growden Park. The game will start at 4 p.m.
The Mets will face the Fairbanks Braves on Arco Field at 1 p.m. Sunday and then "hopefully move onto the championship game," said Rich Pulignani, general manager and player-coach. The championship game will be played at Growden Park at 4 p.m.
The championship game will pit the Fairbanks League team with the best tournament record against the Anchorage team who comes out on top. Pulignani said, "I think we've got a real shot if everything comes together. We've got some outstanding ballplayers."