The Woodward News


July 15, 2014

Majors finish second in festival

Woodward, Okla. — After a second place finish in the Woodward Festival on Sunday, the Traveler Majors will go to Enid this week for the Connie Mack State Tournament.

Woodward's Minors will also be in the Connie Mack Tournament, as well as play Dodge City in Shattuck on Wednesday night in a 6 p.m. start.

The Majors won a thrilling semifinal over the Lawton Sting 4-3 on Sunday, but couldn't get anything going against the Shockers in a 8-0 championship game loss.

Brett Lorah started and took the loss while Cody Daylor working in relief.

Woodward only had three hits in the game and threatened just once, loading the bases with two outs in the top of the fifth before a strikeout ended the game.

In the semifinals, Dalton Gore's single just inside the first base line scored Easton Palmer with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Palmer hit a one-out double and moved to third on a groundout by Gage Ross, setting the stage for Gore, who took the first pitch he saw past the Sting first baseman for the walkoff hit.

The Sting had tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh.

Down 1-0 through two innings, the Travelers tied the game in the third as Gore singled, Beau Srader doubled and Garrett Gaunt hit a sacrifice fly.

In the fourth, Woodward wend ahead 2-1 on singles by Nichols and Chandler Salinas.

The Majors added another run in the fifth when Xavier Lanham singled to bring in Gaunt.

Grant Schamburg was the winning pitcher after relieving Jesus Gamez during the seventh inning. Schamburg struck out the side in the top of the eighth inning.

Woodward's Minors played the OK Tribe earlier Sunday and lost a 6-2 decision.

OK Tribe took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and kept the advantage.

Woodard scored in the second inning on a single by Grant Hodges and triple by Austin Bartokovsky, and added a run in the sixth when Bartokovsky drew a bases loaded walk, scoring Dane Berkey.

Matt Rackley pitched for the Minors.

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