Stealing third base

Tyler Richey of the Woodward Travelers slides in just ahead of the tag on this steal of third base in Sunday’s game at Fuller Park. The Travelers swept a doubleheader. (Photo by Johnny McMahan)

The 18-under Travelers will take a 10-game winning streak into this week's Tony Andenucio Memorial Tournament in Pueblo, Colo.

Woodward routed Post 76 of Las Vegas, Nev. 11-1 and 16-0 at Fuller Park on Sunday, improving to 15-1 overall.

Big innings carried the Travelers in both games.

In the opener, Woodward scored seven runs in the second inning to pull away and in the nightcap, a 12-run third inning put a quick end to things.

Down 1-0 going into the bottom of the second inning in game one, Ty Goss got the Traveler offense going with a leadoff double.

Caden Church and Tyler Richey followed with singles, then two walks and a two-run double by Christopher Goldston made it 4-0. Dylan Turner drove in a run later in the inning and Brady Bowles had a two-run hit for a 7-0 lead.

Three more runs came in the third inning as Brendan Girton drew a bases loaded walk and Goldston and Colton Hunter had sacrifice flies.

Richey singled to score Goss with the final run in the fourth.

Jett Brown pitched the first three innings and Dawson Howard closed out the game.

In the second game, Hunter's two-run double got the scoring started and he later scored on a fielders' choice for a 3-0 Traveler lead in the first inning.

The third was the big frame, though as the Travelers sent 17 batters to the plate and scored 12 runs.

There were plenty of hits as Parker Ward and Richey had doubles, Colton Clinesmith drove in two runs with a single, and Turner, Bowles, Goss, Girton and Hunter all had hits. In addition, five runs scored on either wild pitches, passed balls and a balk.

In the fourth, singles by Richey, Brown and Goldston completed the scoring.

Church pitched the initial three innings and Ward the final two frames.

In a bit of irony, the Travelers open the Pueblo Tournament against the same Las Vegas team on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Woodward faces Albuquerque at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

On Friday, the Travelers take on Cherry Creek at 8:30 a.m. and Parker Lightning at 2 p.m. The round-robin portion of the tournament has the Travelers playing Greeley at 7 p.m.

Woodward will play on Sunday either in the semifinals or in a morning placement game.

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