PUEBLO, Colo. - Woodward’s 18-under Travelers opened the Tony Andenucio Tournament with a 9-1 rout of Cherry Creek on Thursday.
Ty Goss had four hits and drove in five runs to pace a dominant Traveler attack.
Woodward scored twice in the first inning, then five times in the second to put the game away. A two-run sixth inning ended things early.
David Garcia added a pair of hits and Jett Brown drove in two runs for the Travelers.
Parker Ward scattered two hits over four innings and Brady Benedict tossed the final two frames.
The Travelers followed in the evening with another 9-1 six-inning run-rule over Greeley, Colo.
Woodward scored eight runs in the first couple of innings and finished it off with a run in the sixth.
Colton Hunter led the offense with four hits and three RBI. Ward drove in a pair of runs.
Dillon Bumgarner went six innings for the victory.
Woodward improved to 24-2 and stretched its winning streak to 18 games.
The Travelers play twice today against 4-Corners (9:30 a.m.) and Albuquerque (3 p.m.), both out of New Mexico, then finish up pool play against Grand Junction, Colo. Saturday night.
Sunday’s games will be determined by pool round games. The top four teams advance to a semifinal while the remaining teams will all play one more game.
Woodward made it to the semifinals a year ago.
The 16-under Travelers lost a 13-4 decision to Clinton in the first game of a doubleheader at Fuller Park Thursday.
Clinton scored five runs in the first and five in the fourth to take control of the game.
Woodward got RBI triples from Nate Jennings and Dalton Kuper, and Connor Thompson had three hits, including a triple.
Caden Powell had a grand-slam homer to pace Clinton. He had five RBI in the game.
Woodward was playing a second game against Clinton later Thursday.
The Travelers will host Pioneer in a doubleheader tonight at 5 p.m.