Goldpanners general manager John Lohrke declined to comment directly on the situation.
Down a run in the bottom of the eighth, Ryan Pierce hit a go-ahead two-run home run to put the Goldpanners up on the OC Riptide, Alaska added another insurance run, and the Panners earned a 3-1 come-from-behind victory in their first game in Growden Park since 2019 Thursday evening.
The Panners started off as hot as they could in the Sunday game. With the bases loaded in the top of the first, Alton Gyselman was walked, scoring Elijah Davis and putting the Goldpanners up 1-0.
The Rams got off to a big lead, fell behind big, and mounted an even bigger comeback to eventually defeat Homer 19-16 to finish the season in fourth place.
North Pole gave up four runs in the sixth inning Friday, losing their two run lead and eventually losing the game 4-3 to Kodiak in the DII semifinals.