The Woodward News


July 5, 2012

Traveler Majors edge Dodge City in festival

Woodward, Okla. — Mason Marshall homered twice as the Traveler Majors held off Dodge City, Kan., 6-3 in the Traveler Baseball Festival at Fuller Park Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Dodge City defeated the Traveler Minors 14-6, breaking open a close game in the final 2 innings.

The Traveler Minors and Wichita Sluggers were playing in the night game on Thursday.

Marshall's first homer capped a 4-run opening inning for the Traveler Majors, who were then shut down until the sixth when Marshall hit a 2-run blast after Leno Ramirez had walked.

Dodge City cut the gap to 4-3 with solo runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings, but had the tying run thrown out at the plate in the sixth as well.

Woodward's big explosion early included hits by Francisco Alvarez, Connor Ross, Aaron McCandless and Ramirez.

The Travelers, though had just 2 other hits in the next 4 innings, a single by Dillon Langston and double by Ramirez.

Kent Callison pitched into the 6th inning for the win and Ramirez got the save, his 6th of the season. Callison is 7-1.

In the night game, the Wichita Sluggers defeated the Traveler Minors 10-1. No details were available.

The Traveler Minors and Dodge City traded runs early before the Kansas club got 4 runs in the sixth and 3 in the seventh to pull away.

Each team scored twice in the first inning.

The Travelers got their 2 runs off Dillon Dugger's double that scored Garrett Collins and Thomas Sander.

In the second inning, the Travelers took a brief 3-2 lead as Garrett Hines singled and scored when Collins drew a bases-loaded walk.

Dodge City scored 4 in the third to lead 6-3, but the Travelers countered with 2 in the bottom half on hits by Dugger and Dylan Miller, a bunt by Troy Reddoch, single by Chase Beverly and sacrifice fly by Korey Floyd.

Woodward's final run came in the 6th when Sander singled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Miller.

Brandon Clay, the first of 4 Traveler pitchers, took the loss.

The Minors take on Ada today at 4:30 p.m.

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