The Woodward News


July 7, 2012

Ada rallies to beat Traveler Minors

Woodward, Okla. — Ada scored 3 runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge the Traveler Minors 10-8 Friday in the Woodward Baseball Festival.

The win gave Ada a split on the day. Earlier, the Southwest Shockers built a 7-0 lead and held on to edge Ada 12-10.

In the opening game of the day, the Southwest Shockers defeated Dodge City, Kan. 8-2.

In the night game, the Traveler Majors beat the Wichita Sluggers 9-0.

Woodward’s Minors led or were tied most of the game against Ada.

Woodward built a 3-0 lead with single runs in the first 3 innings. In the first, Garrett Collins singled home Korey Floyd. Matt Martin singled and scored on Brandon Clay’s double to make it 2-0.

Then, in the third, Collins singled and scored.

Ada got 2 runs in the fourth and 4 in the fifth to lead 6-3. The Minors countered with 4 in the bottom half of the fifth, 2 on a double by Matt Martin and 2 more on errors.

Ada evened the game at 7-7 in the top of the sixth, but in the bottom half, Thomas Sander doubled and scored on Dillon Dugger’s single for an 8-7 Minors lead.

Ada then scored 3 runs with 2 out in the seventh to go back ahead. The Minors got hits from Clay and Dakota Woods in the bottom half, but couldn’t score.

Dylan Miller was the losing pitcher in relief of Tyler Tune, who went into the fifth in his first appearance of the season. Sander relieved Miller during the seventh inning.

In the Majors' game, Dustin Cook tossed a 2-hit shutout and the Travelers scored in 4 of the 5 innings for the run-rule win over the Sluggers.

Cook needed only 57 pitches in the 5 innings, striking out 6 and allowing 2 hits. He didn't walk a batter.

Mason Marshall had the big night on offense with 2 hits, including his 3rd home run of the tournament and 3 runs-batted-in.

Francisco Alvarez, Connor Ross and Dillon Langston all scored twice and Ross and Aaron McCandless drove in 2 runs each.

The Minors have one game Saturday, against the Southwest Shockers at 10 a.m. The Majors play twice, at 3 p.m. vs. the Shockers and 8 p.m. vs. Ada.

Other Saturday games have Wichita vs. Dodge City at 12:30 p.m. and Wichita vs. Ada at 5:30 p.m.

The championship round is Sunday.

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