9/4/7: Strankman to
return to Green Bay "From a kid with a dream to a grown man with
a job, Strankman is engrossed in the sport he loves. If one job in
baseball wasn’t enough, leave it to Strankman to squeeze in another.
“I wake up and think about baseball,” he said. “Anyone who knows me
knows that I’m the most happy when I’m busy.”
Byrns and Dunn propel Panners - "Assistant coach Elliott Strankman had no strategy when
he put together the Alaska Goldpanners’ lineup for Thursday night’s
nonconference baseball game against the Stockton Senators of California.But
the Goldpanners’ 13-5 romp at Growden Memorial Park showed it was a stroke
of genius for him to have Geoff Byrns batting in the No. 3 spot and Joey
Dunn hitting right behind him. The two combined for six hits, six runs
batted in and five runs scored. “It’s pretty complicated. How much time do
you have?,” Strankman, who also played at second baseman and batted fifth,
said lightheartedly. “It’s kind of a skeleton crew right now. We had a
pitcher playing right field tonight.'’
Panners nipped in nail-biter
- "There's no doubt," said Panners player/coach Elliott Strankman, who
doubled and scored the only run for the home team in the seventh inning.
"We've got to take better care of the baseball. In this league, every run
counts. "You've got to get bunts down, you've got to move runners, you've
got to play effective small ball," Strankman added. "Those are the kind of
things that will be the difference between a win and a loss."