The Woodward News


June 27, 2014

Travelers pound Ada in tourney

Woodward, Okla. — The Traveler Majors snapped a two-game losing streak with an 11-3 win over Ada in the South Plains Baseball Classic Thursday,

Woodward evened its tournament record at 1-1 with the victory on the Oklahoma Christian University diamond. The Travelers play twice on Friday at 12:15 p.m. against the Oklahoma City Bulls and 2:30 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City Sandlot. Both games are at Oklahoma Christian.

Bracket play starts on Saturday.

Brett Lorah allowed five hits in the five-inning game.

Offensively, the Travelers scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit.

Gage Ross opened the inning with a walk and one out later, Beau Srader doubled. Garrett Gaunt’s sacrifice fly made it 3-2.

Then, Grant Schamburg and Bryson Lierle walked to load the bases for Jason Nichols, who emptied them with a double.

Chandler Salinas walked, Easton Palmer singled home a run and Ross singled in two more.

Dalton Gore was hit by a pitch and Srader walked. Gaunt ripped a two-run double. Schamburg walked to load the bases then Lierle was hit by a pitch to bring in the game-ending run.

Woodward scored 9 of the 10 runs with two outs.

Lierle’s solo homer put the Travelers on the board in the fourth inning.

Ada scored once in the third and twice in the fifth.

On Wednesday, the Travelers opened the tournament with an 11-10 loss to the Southwest Shockers.

The Shockers built an early 8-0 lead. Woodward cut it to 8-6, then the Shockers went back up 11-6. A four-run fifth inning brought the Travelers within a run, but they were unable to score in the final two innings.

Garrett Collins hit a grand slam homer and drove in five runs for Woodward. Gaunt homered and drove in two runs. Holden Lyons started and took the loss, Cale Jung, Gore and Cody Daylor threw in relief.

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