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June 5, 2014

Traveler teams head to tournaments

Tournaments are up next for the Woodward Traveler baseball teams as the Majors head to Lawton and the Minors to Weatherford.

The Majors take a 10-4 record to the Jim Walton Bragging Rights Tournament in Lawton after splitting a doubleheader at Wichita on Tuesday.

Woodward dropped the first game 6-2, then won the second 10-8 with a 6-run rally in the top of the seventh inning.

Down 8-4 through the sixth, the Travelers got things going in the final inning as Garrett Gaunt drew a leadoff walk and Bryson Lierle and Xavier Lanham also walked. Jason Nichols singled home a run, then Lierle scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-6,

One out later, Chandler Salinas wash it by a pitch. Robbie Burris singled home a run as did Beau Srader to tie the game 8-8. Easton Palmer then delivered a 2-run single for the lead.

Gaunt and the Traveler defense did the rest with a double play, then a strikeout to end the game.

Burris, the third of four Traveler pitchers, got the win and Gaunt a save. Lierle worked into the fourth inning and Zach Johnson also pitched.

Wichita used a 5-run fourth inning to build an 8-2 lead at one point.

In the first game, Wichita took advantage of 4 Woodward errors for a 6-2 decision. All six runs came in the fourth inning. Grant Schamburg started and took the loss, despite giving up just one earned run.

The Minors also split with a team from Wichita on Tuesday, winning the opener 7-1 and dropping the second game 15-11.

Jacob Test tossed a 3-hitter in the first game and shut Wichita out over the final six innings. A four-run first frame gave the Minors the lead for good.

Wichita started fast in the second game and took a 15-8 lead into the seventh before Woodward threatened with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Here are the weekend tournament schedules

Majors in Lawton

Thursday

3 p.m. - vs. SW Shockers Black; 8 p.m. - vs. SW Shockers Red

Friday

10 a.m. vs. Sting; 5:30 p.m. vs. Ardmore

Saturday

Bracket play starts

Minors in Weatherford

Thursday

3 p.m. - vs Lookeba Sickles (win and they play Enid or Weatherford at 8 p.m. Thursday, lose and they play the Enid-Weatherford loser at 10 a.m. on Friday.

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