The Woodward News


July 6, 2014

Travelers roundup

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward's Minors were 1-2 going into the third day of the Bottlerocket Shootout at Fuller Park.

On Thursday, the Minors lost 5-0 to Ulysses, Kan., then defeated Wichita 10-0 in four innings with Gage Owen on the mound.

On Friday, against the Wichita Sluggers Blue team, the Minors fell behind 8-0 and ended up losing 9-5.

Yeider Perez had a two-run homer and Denver Howard a solo blast for Woodward.

Garrett Hines had a big RBI double in the fifth inning that extended the game and Dane Berkey also drove in a run.

Woodward was playing Christian Heritage Saturday night at Fuller Park.

The tournament wraps up on Sunday


The Traveler Majors won twice on Saturday, giving them a 5-2 record in the Lawton Festival.

Grant Schamburg tossed a 3-hitter and the Traveler offense delivered 10 hits in a 9-0 5-inning decision over the Oklahoma Sting.

In the second game Saturday, the Travelers scored 6 runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Sandlot 10-7.

Woodward was scheduled to play the Tulsa Tide at noon on Sunday.

In the Sting game, Jason Nichols, Chandler Salinas and Junior Obeso all scored twice for the Majors and Obeso drove in 3 runs. Salinas had a pair  of RBI with his 2 doubles. Dalton Gore and Nichols also had 2 hits each.

Against Sandlot, the Travelers trailed 7-4 going into the final inning.

Then, the bats came alive.

Garrett Gaunt reached to start the inning and Schamburg singled. One out later, Nichols singled. Salinas, who homered earlier in the game, singled home two runs and Easton Palmer doubled in one. Gage Ross singled home another run as did Gore. Obeso reached on an error and Schamburg singled for Sandlot was able to get out of the inning.

Obeso, the third of four pitchers, got the win.

The Majors split 4 games on Thursday and Friday in Lawton.

Woodward had 13 hits in a  9-3 win over the  Sting,  including a home run by Ross.

A 5-run fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie.

Ross hit his 2-run homer in the inning and Xavier Lanham had a 2-run double. Beau Srader also doubled in the inning.

Ross doubled twice in addition to the home run and had three RBI.

Woodward then dropped a 9-1 decision to Sandlot.

A 5-run second inning by Sandlot proved decisive.

The Majors scored in the first inning on singles by Gaunt and Salinas but only managed one hit over the final 5 frames, a second inning single by Ross.

On Friday, Woodward routed the Tulsa Tide 10-1, pounding out 12 hits.

Obeso scattered six hits for the win.

A big fifth inning broke the game open as the Majors led 2-1 going into that frame then scored 6 times.

Gaunt led off the game with a triple and scored on Palmer's sacrifice fly for the first Traveler run. In the fourth, Gamez doubled and scored on a single by Gore.

The floodgates opened in the fifth.

Nichols and Salinas singled, with Nichols scoring on an error. Gamez walked, then Srader reached on an error, Gore singled and C. J. Davis reached on a fielder's choice.

Gaunt then singled in a run and Palmer drove in two more.

Woodward added a pair of runs in the sixth on a walk, error, wild pitch and Gaunt's sacrifice fly.

The Travelers ended the day with a by dropping a 10-9 game to the Southwest Shockers on a walkoff 2-run double in the bottom of the seventh.

Woodward led most of the game but couldn't hold on at the end.

Lanham had a grand slam homer and drove in five runs to pace Woodward and Nichols had a two-run homer.

Cody Daylor took the loss in relief.

The Travelers had leads of 6-0 and 8-5 earlier in the game.

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