PUEBLO, Colo. - The Travelers rallied for a pair of wins to stay unbeaten in the Tony Andenucio Memorial Baseball Tournament at Runyon Field on Friday.
Woodward, 26-2, used a four-run fifth inning to beat 4-Corners, a team out of New Mexico, 6-3. In their second game, Woodward stormed back from a 7-1 deficit to defeat Albuquerque, N.M., 8-7, scoring seven runs in the final two innings.
The Travelers have one round-robin game left against Grand Junction, Colo., tonight at 7 p.m., but have basically wrapped up a spot in Sunday's semifinals. Woodward is the only unbeaten team in its pool.
In game one, 4-Corners took a 3-2 lead into the fifth, but couldn't hold off the Traveler offense.
Brady Benedict led the 10-hit attack with three hits and Jett Brown and Parker Ward each drove in a pair of runs.
Ty Goss got the win in relief.
Albuquerque dominated the early part of the game, but the Travelers scored three runs in the fifth inning to close within 7-4, then scored four in the sixth to take the lead.
Benedict shut down Albuquerque in the seventh to seal the win.
Ward had three hits and three RBI, including the game winner in the sixth inning. Ayden Page and Drake Kerr each added a pair of hits and drove in a run. Benedict and Colton Hunter also had RBI hits.
Woodward had 11 hits in the game.
The Travelers stretched their winning streak to 20 games.