The Woodward News


July 12, 2012

Traveler Majors fall to Sandlot

Woodward, Okla. — ENID  - Top-seeded Oklahoma City Sandlot sent the Traveler Majors into the elimination bracket of the Connie Mack State Tournament on Thursday.

Sandlot defeated the Traveler Majors 5-1 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in the first of 2 semifinal games. The Cleveland County Shockers and Enid Majors were playing the late game.

Next up for the Traveler Majors is a game agianst the Traveler Minors tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Minors defeated the Oklahoma Grays 8-3 on Thursday.

Woodward led Sandlot 1-0 through 3 innings, but the Oklahoma City team scored 3 runs in the top of the fourth inning and tacked on a pair of late runs for the 5-1 victory.

Woodward's lone run came in the second inning when Clayton Stoup drew a one-out walk and Cody Hunter doubled. Stoup scored on Dillon Langston's squeeze bunt.

The Travelers only had 3 hits the remainder of the game and didn't advance a runner past second base.

Francisco Alvarez started and worked into the 6th inning, getting the loss despite striking out 9 batters. Leno Ramirez threw in relief.

Hunter had 2 of the Traveler hits and Langston and Ramirez had the others.

Earlier on Thursday, the Traveler Minors handled the Oklahoma Grays 8-3 behind a complete game pitching performance by Tyler Tune.

The Minors scored in 5 of the 7 innings and built an 8-0 lead before the Grays ever got on the scoreboard.

Tune took a one-hitter into the sixth inning aanded ended up allowing just 6 hits.

Woodward jumped on the Grays early, taking a 5-0 lead after three innings.

Korey Floyd was hit by a pitch and scored on a Garrett Collins grounder for a run in the first inning. In the second frame, one run scored on an error and Floyd tripled in 2 more.

Collins singled and scored on an error to make it 5-0 after 3 innings.

The Minors added a run in the fifth when Collins walked and scored on a wild pitch. Their final 2 runs came in the sixth on an error, RBI single by Dakota Woods and fielders' choice by Thomas Sander.

The Grays avoided the run-rule with 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth and scored another in the seventh for the 8-3 final.

The Traveler Minors opened the tournament on Wednesday with an 8-0 loss to the Enid Majors.

In that game, Enid’s Lawson King limited the Traveler’s to just 2 hits. Garret Collins was the losing pitcher.

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