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May 28, 2014

Traveler Majors extend winning streak to 7 games

The Traveler Majors  continued their strong start to the baseball season by sweeping a doubleheader from the Oklahoma City Bulls at Fuller Park Tuesday.

In their home openers, the Travelers defeated the Bulls 7-4 and 8-3, improving to 7-0 on the season.

Next up for Woodward is an early-season home festival. The Travelers play Colorado Khaos at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Other teams in the festival include Real Tree, Oklahoma Outlaws and the Southwest Shockers.

Grant Schamburg got the win in game one in relief of Zach Johnson. Schamburg (2-0) pitched 3.2 innings after coming in for Johnson in the middle of the fourth inning. He struck out 3 and gave up hits. Johnson had 6 walks and 5 strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

Oklahoma City scored 3 runs in that fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead before the Travelers answered in the bottom half with 4 runs.

Hits by Garrett Collins and Beau Srader along with Dalton Gore getting hit by a pitch loaded then bases. Easton Palmer drew a two-out walk to bring in a run, then Schamburg brought in two more runs with a single.

The Bulls closed the gap to 6-4 with a run in the fifth inning and Woodward added a run in the sixth to complete the scoring.

The Travelers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning with hits from Matt Martin and Collins, a walk and a ground ball.

In game two, the Travelers scored 5 runs in the third inning and never trailed.

Srader started the the rally with a double and Garrett Gaunt, Easton Palmer, Schamburg, Xavier Lanham and Jason Nichols all singled to put the Travelers in command.

The Bulls answered with 3 runs in the top of the fifth inning on 3 hits and a walk.

Woodward came right back with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning, 2 on a double by Nichols.

Dillon Mecham pitched 4.1 innings for his first win of the summer and Gaunt threw in relief for the save.

Here is the full schedule for the Travelers festival

Thursday

7 p.m. - Woodward vs. Colorado Khaos

Friday

1 p.m. - Real Tree vs. Colorado Khaos

3:15 p.m. - Real Tree vs. SW Shockers

5:30 p.m. - SW Shockers vs. Oklahoma Outlaws

7:45 p.m. - Woodward vs. Oklahoma Outlaws

Saturday

10 a.m. - SW Shockers vs. Colorado Khaos

12:15 p.m. - Colorado Khaos vs. Oklahoma Outlaws

2:30 p.m. - Woodward vs. Real Tree

4:45 p.m. - Real Tree vs. Oklahoma Outlaws

7 p.m. - Woodward vs. SW Shockers

Sunday

11 a.m. - Semifinal

1:15 p.m. - Semifinal

3:30 p.m. - Championship game

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Woodward's Minors will play in a tournament at Clinton starting on Thursday. Here is the schedule

Thursday

2 p.m. - Weatheford vs. SW Shockers

4 p.m. - Clinton vs. Woodward

6 p.m. - Clinton vs. Anadarko

Friday

2 p.m. - SW Shockers vs. Anadarko

4 p.m. - Weatherford vs. Woodward

6 p.m. - Clinton vs. Weatherford

Saturday

Noon - Weatherford vs. Anadarko

2 p.m. - Anadarko vs. Woodward

4 p.m. - Woodward vs. SW Shockers

6 p.m. - SW Shockers vs. Clinton

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