The Woodward News


July 8, 2014

Busy time for Traveler teams

Woodward, Okla. — After one busy tournament weekend, the Traveler baseball teams will have another this week.

The Woodward Majors festival kicks off Thursday at Fuller Park, but before then both teams are scheduled to be in action Tuesday.

The Minors are set to host the Oklahoma City Bulls at 1 p.m. at Fuller Park while the Majors are scheduled to visit Wichita at 5 p.m. The Majors were actually scheduled to host the Southwest Shockers on Monday, but that game was canceled at the Shockers' request.

Joining the Traveler teams in the weekend festival are two Southwest Shocker clubs, two Wichita Slugger teams, Dodge City, Kan. and the Oklahoma Fuel and Lawton Sting.

In their weekend Bottlerocket Shootout, the Traveler Minors finished 2-3 losing a 5-2 game to Wichita 15 Blue - an eventual finalist - in the quarterfinals.

Weatherford cruised to the championship, routing Wichita 15 Blue 19-0 in the championship game Sunday night.

Against Wichita, the Minors scored twice in the top of the first inning on hits by Austin Bartosovsky, Dane Berkey and Lawrence Greiner.

Wichita counted with two in the bottom of the inning and it stayed that way until the Sluggers scored three in the fifth.

Woodward had other chances but was unable to convert.

Gage Owen started and went the distance for the Minors.

On Saturday night, the Minors routed Christian Heritage 11-3.

A six-run second inning broke the game open as Denver Howard doubled in two runs, Owen singled in two more and Garrett Hines had an RBI double.

Hines was the winning pitcher, striking out 11 over six innings.

Woodward's Majors ended up 5-3 in the Lawton Festival after splitting games on Sunday.

The Majors defeated the Tulsa Tide 14-6 in something of a bizarre game.

Woodward took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, promptly committed four errors and gave up six unearned runs to fall behind, then scored nine in the top of the seventh.

Brett Lorah, the third Majors pitcher, got the win.

After the disastrous bottom of the sixth, the Majors wasted little time in coming back.

Gage Ross doubled to start the seventh and was moved to third base by Dalton Gore. Easton Palmer then doubled to tie the game and Garrett Gaunt's single put the Travelers back in front.

Grant Schamburg and Beau Srader followed with singles, Junior Obeso was hit by a pitch, Jason Nichols doubled, Chandler Salinas and Ross walked and Gore singled. Palmer's sacrifice fly ended the nine-run explosion.

Lorah retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh.

In the second game, the Majors dropped a back and forth decision to the Southwest Shockers, 6-3.

Woodward trailed 2-0 through four innings, then took a 3-2 lead with five runs in the fifth. The Shockers answered with four in the sixth and got the win.

Gaunt took the loss. He also had a pair of hits on offense as did Xavier Lanham. Salinas drove in two runs and Schamburg one.


Here is the schedule for the Woodward Travelers Festival July 10-13 at Fuller Park


10 a.m. - Woodward Minors vs. Dodge City

12:15 p.m. - Dodge City vs. Shockers Black

2:30 p.m. - Sting vs. Sluggers Red

4:45 p.m. - Shockers Red vs. Sluggers Blue

7 p.m. - Woodward Majors vs. Sting

9:15 p.m. - Woodward Minors vs. Sluggers Red

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