2006 Game Summaries
Dulin Dodgers (Memphis) 7, Travelers 1 (54-14)
The Travelers' 2006 season ended one game shy of the BEST series championship game as the Dulin Dodgers plated three runs each in the third and fifth innings to build a big cushion off of three Traveler pitchers. The offense was baffled most of the day by the Dulin righthander. Elk City managed just four hits in the game. Chance Deason drove in the lone run with a single in the third inning.
Louisiana Blue 4, Travelers 3 (54-13)
The winner's bracket final contest was suspended (rain) on Friday in the second inning tied 1-1. It was restarted Saturday at the City of Palms stadium, home of the Boston Red Sox spring training games. But the move wasn't a lucky one. Louisiana took a 2-1 lead in the third inning on original starter Chance Deason, who never found his form after restarting from the day before. The Travelers tied it in the bottom of the third before Louisiana struck with a two-run homerun in the fourth. Elk City answered with one in the bottom half but couldn't close the gap completely. Jared Broadbent and Randy Henry each had two hits and an RBI. Clint Maune fired 3.2 innings of one-hit relief to keep the team close.
Travelers 3, US Athletic 0 (54-12)
Despite a swelteringly humid heat, Tomas Cruz ran his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 14 with five more zeroes to get the Travelers to the winner's bracket finals. Cruz allowed two hits in five innings before Patric Tolentino came in to get the final six outs in order as the two combined for the shutout. Jordan Troxell had another big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Jon Gelnar, Cody Cole and Jared Broadbent scored runs for the Travelers.
Travelers 3, Louisiana Red 1 (53-12)
Brent Miller won a pitchers duel to get the Travelers to the semifinals of the winner's bracket. Miller scattered eight hits, walked just one batter and struck out four to get the complete game victory on the mound. The offense scored all three runs in the third when Jon Gelnar tripled home a pair of runs, followed by an RBI single from Jared Broadbent. Gelnar also douled and had three hits in the contest. Miller may have saved the game in the sixth, working out of a jam by fielding a squeeze bunt and throwing the runner out at home.
Travelers 11, Connecticut Rangers 1 (52-12)
Elk City made quick work of its northern foe in the first round of bracket play at the BEST series. Starter Ben Hayes mowed through the Connecticut lineup, allowing just two hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out six. The offense took advantage of seven walks and 9-1 lead through four innings before ending it via run-rule in the sixth. Morgan Marr (3 rbi) and Blake Watson (2 rbi) each had a pair of hits.
Travelers 12, Louisiana Blue 5 (51-12)
The Travelers bounced back from a disasterous loss with a big win over one of the most talented teams of the season. The offense pounded out 15 hits and scored runs in five of the seven innings. Jordan Troxell and Chance Deason led the way with three hits apiece. Deason homered and drove in two while Troxell drove in four. Randy Henry went 2-for-3 with several nice defensive plays. Deason got the win with 3.1 innings of one-hit relief of starter Chase Roten.
Dulin Dodgers (Memphis) 14, Travelers 4 (50-12)
After losing a day to rain, the Travelers self-destructed in its second contest of the BEST series. The team made six errors while five pitchers combined to walk eight batters and hit two others in a run-rule defeat. The offense produced just five hits, two of which came from Morgan Marr who doubled, walked and drove in a run. Jon Gelnar homered for the first time this season as well.
Travelers 7, New Jersey Warriors 0 (50-11)
The team opened its tournament play in Fort Myers with a convincing shutout. Tomas Cruz blanked the Warriors for six innings, allowing just three hits before Patric Tolentino threw a perfect seventh inning. Jordan Troxell went 4-for-4 with three doubles. Caleb Nine drove in a pair of runs with two doubles and scored a pair. Jon Gelnar also added two hits, including a run-scoring triple.
Route 66 Tournament Championship (Elk City, OK)
Midwest City Outlaws 9, Travelers 7 (49-11)
Despite a valliant effort, the Travelers could not overcome a 7-0 first-inning deficit. Jordan Troxell had three hits, including a double and home run and drove in five to help spark a comeback bid. Jared Broadbent added two solo homers. Chance Deason worked three scoreless frames of relief but the hosts could not make it all the way back in a bid to repeat as Route 66 champs.
Travelers 2, Wichita Gators 0 (49-10)
(Route 66, Semifinals) - Chase Roten fired a complete game shutout, yielding just five hits while fanning nine to spark the Route 66 semifinal victory. Morgan Marr doubled and scored in the second for an early Traveler lead that stood up the rest of the way. Randy Henry singled and scored for the only other tally in the sixth.
Travelers 4, Woodward 1 (48-10)
(Route 66, Pool Play) - Duane Betts scattered three hits and allowed just one run in five and one-third innings, including seven strikeouts, to pick up the pitching win. Brent Miller was stellar once again with one and two-third frames of relief for the save. Randy Henry's RBI single staked the Travelers to the early lead before Jared Broadbent broke it open with a three-run homer in the fifth.
Travelers 8, Edmond Stars 5 (47-10)
(Route 66, Pool Play) - The Travelers rallied from a 5-4 deficit in the sixth, tying the game off Edmond ace Ty Weeden before winning it in the seventh. Jonathan Gelnar, Joe Halley and Cody Cole finished with three hits apiece to lead the offensive charge. Gelnar drove in three while Cole knocked in two. Jared Broadbent also added a solo home run. Patric Tolentino worked three scoreless frames of relief for the victory on the mound.
Travelers 1, Pueblo Loaf-N-Jug 0 (46-10)
(Route 66, Pool Play) - Another outstanding pitching effort as Ben Hayes and Brent Miller combined for the shutout. Hayes scattered five hits over six and one-third innings, working out of a pair of bases loaded jams in the fourth and fifth. Miller retired both batters he faced for the save. The Travelers got the lone run of the game in the bottom of the fourth as Randy Henry and Cody Cole singled ahead of a Caleb Nine RBI double.
Travelers 7, Topeka Stars 3 (45-10)
(Route 66, Pool Play) - Tomas Cruz notched another pitching gem, yielding just three hits while allowing one unearned run and striking out 10 with no walks in six sensational innings. Jordan Troxell led the offensive attack with three hits while Jared Broadbent added a pair, including a monster two-run homer.
Travelers 7, Ace Baseball Academy 0 (44-10)
(Route 66, Pool Play) - Southpaw Clint Maune was sensational in a two-hit shutout, striking out 12 while walking none. The Travelers got two doubles and two RBI from Jared Broadbent to pace the offensive attack.
Travelers 8, Edmond Santa Fe 0 (43-10)
(Route 66, Pool Play) - Chance Deason scattered three hits over five strong innings for the win and Patric Tolentino tossed a pair of solid frames of relief for the save. The Travelers broke open a tight game in the top of the seventh, plating five runs on a two-run single from Deason and three-run homer by Jared Broadbent.
Travelers 9, Mustang 0 (42-10)
Brent Miller fired a second straight gem with a three-hit shutout for the run rule triumph. The Traveler offense posted three runs in the second, five in the third and one in the fourth to end it early. Morgan Marr ended with two hits, including a triple, while Patric Tolentino also chipped in two singles and two RBI to top the offense. Randy Henry and Ben Hayes each blasted their first home run of the season while Joe Halley drove in two with a double as well.
Travelers 9, Mustang 0 (41-10)
The Travelers snapped a two-game skid with an impressive run-rule triumph, exploding for seven runs in the first inning, sparked by two RBI hits from Chase Roten and Cody Cole. Levi Rhoades was in command on the mound throughout, tossing the two-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Morgan Marr notched three hits, including a double, while Roten, Cole and Blake Watson contributed two apiece. Roten drove in three.
Mustang 5, Travelers 2 (40-10)
A late rally fell short as the Travelers left the bases loaded in both the sixth and seventh innings. Chase Roten was solid on the mound, scattering nine hits while striking out six, but suffered the loss. Only two of the five Boomer runs were earned. Caleb Nine and Chance Deason led the attack with two hits apiece.
Mustang 14, Travelers 4 (40-9)
Five errors proved costly as the Travelers also managed only five hits, just two of which came after the first inning. Chance Deason topped the offense with a pair of hits, including a triple.
Travelers 6, Rockwall Frozen Ropes 5 (40-8)
The Travelers finished off the four-game sweep in dramatic fashion again when Morgan Marr smashed a two-out two-run walkoff homer to cap a four-run seventh inning after Chance Deason kept things alive with a RBI single. Patric Tolentino picked up the mound win in two innings of relief as the Traveler offense erupted with two runs in the sixth and four in the seventh. Deason ended with three hits, including a double, and drove in two to pace the attack.
Travelers 9, Rockwall Frozen Ropes 8 (39-8)
Seventh inning dramatics were the story as Jonathan Gelnar's pinch-hit triple scored Chase Roten with the tying run and Joe Halley coaxed a bases loaded walk with one out for the game winner. Brent Miller scattered three hits over two frames of relief for the pitching win. Caleb Nine led the offense with three hits, including a double, triple and two RBI.
Travelers 9, Rockwall Frozen Ropes 1 (38-8)
The Travelers exploded early for a run in the second and five in the third while cruising to the run rule triumph, which ended on Chance Deason's three-run triple in the sixth. Ben Hayes tossed a complete game seven-hitter with seven strikeouts for the pitching win. Morgan Marr totaled three hits, including a double, home run and three RBI.
Travelers 9, Rockwall Frozen Ropes 1 (37-8)
Tomas Cruz fired a complete game five-hitter with eight strikeouts as the Travelers ended it early on the run rule. After trailing 1-0 in the third, the Traveler offense erupted with four runs in the third and five in the fourth, keyed by Morgan Marr's three-run homer. Marr finished with two hits and four RBI while Jordan Troxell ended three for three with two runs scored and a run batted in. Caleb Nine also added two hits.
Midwest City Outlaws 4, Travelers 3 (36-8)
The Travelers yielded three unearned runs and wasted another solid pitching effort from Chance Deason, who allowed just four hits over five and two-third innings. Deason provided the first Traveler run with a RBI single in the first before Jordan Troxell doubled and scored in the third and drove in Caleb Nine with the tying run int he fourth. The Outlaws cashed in a walk, two passed balls and two-out hit for the game-winner in the sixth.
Midwest City Outlaws 10, Travelers 2 (36-7)
The powerful Outlaws exploded for six runs in the first two innings. The Travelers narrowed the gap to 6-2 after a Jared Broadbent home run and Cody Cole RBI single but could not get any closer. Broadbent, Caleb Nine and Randy Henry totaled two hits apiece.
Lubbock Hubbers 8, Travelers 5 (36-6)
The breaks didn't go the Travelers way in a second meeting with the hard-hitting Lubbock squad. The Travelers got within one run twice in the contest but couldn't get any closer. Joe Halley finished with three hits while Jordan Troxell added two hits, including a double and RBI, to help pace the offense.
Travelers 13, Lawton Colonels 0 (36-5)
The Travelers exploded early to end it on the run rule, scoring five in the first and seven runs in the second inning. Ben Hayes allowed just two hits and struck out seven to notch the pitching shutout. Caleb Nine had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored twice. Joe Halley chipped in two doubles and two RBI. Blake Watson added a two-run homer.
Travelers 13, Burkburnett 17s 4 (35-5)
Clayton Cook made his first career start and scattered six hits in four innings to notch the pitching win as Joe Halley worked a scoreless fifth to finish up. The Travelers trailed early again at 4-3 before exploding for two in the second, five in the third and three in the fourth to end it early on the run rule. Blake Watson totaled three hits and drove in three to ignite the offensive attack. Caleb Nine added a double, triple, two RBI and three runs scored. Chase Roten also chipped in two hits.
Travelers 14, Lawton Colonels 10 (34-5)
Another monster comeback for the Travelers as they erased a six-run fifth inning deficit for the victory. Trailing 9-3, the Travelers got four runs in the fifth sparked by Joe Halley's two-run single, and added five in the sixth to take the lead with Halley chipping in another two-run single. Brent Miller was outstanding in two and one-third innings of relief, yielding just one run on four hits for the mound win. Caleb Nine had three hits, including a home run and two RBI, to pace the offense. Jordan Troxell also finished with three hits, including a double. Halley, Jared Broadbent, Chance Deason and Jonathan Gelnar ended with two hits apiece. Blake Watson drove in two.
Travelers 8, Lubbock Hubbers 7 (33-5)
The Travelers pulled out another thriller over the perennial Connie Mack powerhouse, rallying from an early 3-0 deficit. Caleb Nine's three-run homer in the bottom of the second gave the Travelers the lead for good. Nine finished with three hits and scored twice. Blake Watson keyed a three-run fourth with his two RBI double and the Travelers picked up what proved to be the game-winner in the fifth with a pair of hits by Cody Cole and Nine. Chase Roten was solid over six innings despite yielding 10 hits, working out of several jams for the victory on the mound. Patric Tolentino allowed one run over the final frame to notch the save. Jonathan Gelnar also contributed a pair of hits while Joe Halley added a double and scored a run.
Travelers 11, Spivey All Stars 10 (32-5)
In arguably one of the greatest comebacks in team history, the Travelers erased a 10-3 fourth inning deficit for the victory. The Travelers appeared on the verge of getting run ruled before Clint Maune came on from the bullpen to silence the Spivey offense with four sensational innings of no-hit relief in which he struck out nine to pick up the victory on the mound. The offense finally got going with two runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth before tying the game in the sixth on a Kyle Hutton RBI double. Blake Watson then gave the Travelers the lead for the first time with a run-scoring single. Chance Deason led the offense with three hits and two RBI. Watson, Jonathan Gelnar and Levi Rhoades contributed a double and single apiece. Watson drove in three, Gelnar two and Rhoades one.
Mustang 5, Travelers 4 (31-5)
Numerous baserunning and fielding blunders helped snap the Travelers' nine-game winning streak. Mustang raced out of the gates with three unearned runs off Chance Deason but the Travelers answered with three tallies in the fourth, tying the game on Joe Halley's two-run single. Jared Broadbent sparked another run in the fifth with a triple. A pair of walks, two sacrifice bunts and a passed ball did the Travelers in during the sixth as Levi Rhoades was saddled with the loss in two innings of relief work. Randy Henry had two singles to lead the offensive attack.
Travelers 2, Mustang 1 (31-4)
Despite managing just six hits, the Travelers pulled out a victory with an unearned run in the seventh as Caleb Nine reached on an error and eventually scored on another Boomer miscue. Morgan Marr doubled and scored in the fourth for the Travelers only other run, but Mustang answered in the bottom of the frame. Brent Miller worked four strong innings in relief to get the win, yielding one run on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Ben Hayes allowed just one hit over the first three stanzas but walked four and hit a batter.
Travelers 8, Duncan 2 (30-4)
The Travelers rallied from a 2-1 deficit with six runs in the seventh inning of the nine-inning affair to sweep the three-game series. Caleb Nine's solo home run was the lone Traveler run until the seventh when Chase Roten plated Randy Henry with the tying run on a single. After a Joe Halley double, Jordan Troxell gave the hosts the lead for good with a two-run single. Chance Deason also contributed a two-run double in the uprising. Levi Rhoades worked two-plus scoreless innings of relief to notch the pitching victory.
Travelers 5, Duncan 2 (29-4)
It was a second straight 5-2 win as Duane Betts and Brent Miller combined on a one-hitter. Betts tossed five strong innings, striking out seven to get the victory while Miller recorded his first save by fanning four in two no-hit frames of relief work. The Travelers cashed in three walks and two errors for three runs in the fourth and then put it away on Levi Rhoades' two-run triple in the sixth.
Travelers 5, Duncan 2 (28-4)
The Travelers scored three runs in the first inning and made those stand up for the victory. Clint Maune got the start and worked three no-hit innings before Chance Deason finished with four frames of relief and seven strikeouts for the win. Jared Broadbent added run-scoring triple in the fourth to pad the lead. Caleb Nine led the offense with two hits and two runs scored.
Tony Andenucio Tournament Championship (Pueblo, CO)
Travelers 8, Cherry Creek 3 (27-4)
Chance Deason finished off tournament MVP honors with three innings of one-hit relief as the Travelers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the fifth. Deason's two-run double tied the game in the fifth as he finished with three hits. Jared Broadbent scored Jonathan Gelnar with the eventual game-winner with two outs in the fifth and captured the tournament's Most Valuable Catcher award. Cody Cole was also named the tournament's Top Hitter, Randy Henry captured the Most Promising Player Award and Jordan Troxell was named to the All-Tournament Team. The Traveler coaching staff was also named the tournament's top coach. Patric Tolentino tossed four strong innings, yielding three runs on four hits in his first start of the season.
Travelers 9, Farmington, New Mexico 1 (26-4)
(Andenucio, Semifinals) - Ben Hayes scattered five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in a complete game pitching effort in the tournament semifinals. The Traveler offense ended it early on the run rule, plating two runs in the first on a two-run double from Chance Deason and added five more in the third, sparked by a Morgan Marr three-run homer. Caleb Nine topped the attack wtih three hits, including a triple and RBI. Deason and Cody Cole finished with two hits apiece.
Travelers 9, Lee Summit, Missouri 4 (25-4)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Brent Miller was stellar in relief, firing five strong innings to help the Travelers to first place in pool action. After scoring single runs in the first three innings, the Travelers notched two in the sixth on back-to-back doubles from Jared Broadbent and Morgan Marr and then four in the seventh to finish it off. Caleb Nine and Marr added doubles in that frame. Nine, Chance Deason, Broadbent and Marr ended with two hits apiece. Jordan Troxell and Dillon Doak added run-scoring singles.
Travelers 10, Greeley, Colorado 7 (24-4)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Despite trailing 5-1 in the third inning, the Travelers rallied behind a strong pitching effort down the stretch from Levi Rhoades. The Sentinel righthander settled in, allowing just two runs, only one of which was earned over the final four frames to give the Travelers a chance the comeback. Cody Cole singled and scored for one of his three hits in the game to start the rally in the third. The Travelers then notched two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth, ignited by a monster two-run homer by Jordan Troxell. Run-scoring singles by Chance Deason and Jared Broadbent provided the insurance the Travelers would need. Deason also contributed three hits, while Nine, Troxell and Randy Henry chipped in two each.
Travelers 16, Burkburnett Blacksox 7 (23-4)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - The Travelers wasted little time in sending 17 batters to the plate in the initial stanza for 11 runs on eight hits against the rival Blacksox. Jordan Troxell led the early uprising with three RBI doubles in the first two innings. Chance Deason added three hits, including a double and home run, drove in three and scored four times. Joe Halley, Jared Broadbent and Randy Henry totaled two hits apiece. Patric Tolentino tossed four and two-third frames of three-hit relief to notch the mound victory, striking out three.
Monarch, Colorado 4, Travelers 2 (22-4)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - A powerful Monarch lineup plated three runs in the first and made that stand up as the Travelers could never get the bats going. Brent Miller took the loss, scattering six hits over the first two and one-third innings while Clint Maune was stellar with three and two-third frames of shutout relief to give the Travelers a chance. The lone Traveler runs came in the fourth as Randy Henry and Caleb Nine sandwiched singles around a Monarch error with two outs. The Travelers ended with only five hits in a third straight loss.
Cherry Creek 7, Travelers 4 (22-3)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Chance Deason carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning but watched Cherry Creek erupt for three runs in the sixth and then four more off a pair of Traveler relievers in the seventh. After seeing an early 2-0 lead slip away, the Travelers still had a chance with a pair of runs off three Cherry Creek errors in the bottom of the sixth but couldn't hold on. Cody Cole finished with a pair of hits to pace the offense.
Texas Dukes 7, Travelers 6 (10 innings) (22-2)
The Travelers saw their 13-game winning streak snapped despite several sensational defensive plays throughout the contest and strong relief efforts from normal starters Tomas Cruz and Chance Deason in the extra-inning affair. The Dukes strung together three hits, including an inside-the-park home run in the seventh to rally from a 6-4 deficit and force extra innings. Jared Broadbent finished with a pair of doubles and drove in two to spark the Traveler offense. Joe Halley added two hits, including a double, while Jordan Troxell and Randy Henry ended with two singles apiece.
Travelers 4, OKC Boomtown Prospects 3 (22-1)
Trailing 3-0 after four frames, the Travelers rallied late with single runs in the fifth and sixth before notching two in the seventh for the win. Cody Cole coaxed a one-out walk in the seventh and Caleb Nine followed with a single. Joe Halley's sacrifice fly plated pinch runner Jonathan Gelnar to tie the game and Jared Broadbent's double won it one batter later. Patric Tolentino fired three and one-third innings of scoreless two-hit relief for the pitching victory. The Traveler offense managed only two hits against University of Missouri signee Ryan Allen before getting to the Boomtown bullpen in the late innings. Nine led the attack with two hits and a RBI.
Travelers 12, Texas Dukes 16s 1 (21-1)
After spotting the visitors a run in the top of the first, the Travelers erupted with nine runs in the bottom of the stanza and never looked back. Duane Betts worked five strong innings in the run rule triumph, yielding just three hits to go with five strikeouts. Morgan Marr led the way with a pair of hits, including his first home run of the season, and four RBI. Jonathan Gelnar also chipped in two hits with a triple and scored three runs.
Travelers 18, Texas Team Xtreme 4 (20-1)
The Travelers rallied from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the second, five in the third and nine in the fourth to end it on the run rule. Jared Broadbent's two-run single put the hosts ahead for good as Clint Maune scattered six hits over four stanzas to notch the pitching win. Cody Cole went four for four with a double, five RBI and three runs scored to pace the attack. Randy Henry and Caleb Nine added three hits apiece as Nine drove in two. Jordan Troxell also contributed two hits and two runs batted in.
Travelers 10, Dallas Drillers 2 (19-1)
Brent Miller posted four strong innings on the mound to put the clamps on Dallas in the nightcap of a tournament double-header. Miller allowed just two hits and struck out five before Chance Deason closed the door in the fifth to preserve the run-rule victory. The offense struck for four runs in the first inning and five more in the fifth to provide a comfortable cushion throughout. Joe Halley collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs. Morgan Marr also added two RBI while Dillon Doak chipped in a pair of hits.
Travelers 7, Texas Dukes 3 (18-1)
After falling behind 2-1 after three innings, the Travelers erupted for six runs in the fourth frame to take control of the team's opening contest of the Traveler Shootout tournament. The team belted out 13 hits overall, including six in the big fourth inning. Caleb Nine (two-run double), Morgan Marr (RBI triple) and Jared Broadbent (two-run homerun) provided the most damage. Jordan Troxell also drove in a pair. Nine finished 4-for-5 in the contest. Tomas Cruz went the distance on the mound, allowing seven hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in the contest.
Travelers 9, Denver Play Ball Sports 4 (17-1)
The Travelers rallied from an early 1-0 deficit with three runs in the third to take command. Jordan Troxell's RBI single tied the contest and Morgan Marr added a run-scoring double to go in front. The Traveler offense added five runs in the fourth, sparked by a Troxell double and two-run single by Marr. Levi Rhoades worked six strong innings, scattering seven hits while allowing just two earned runs for the pitching win.
Travelers 2, Denver Play Ball Sports 0 (16-1)
Lefty Chase Roten was sensational on the mound, tossing a complete game two-hitter to spark the Traveler victory. Jordan Troxell's two-run double in the first proved to be the only runs of the game, scoring Joe Halley and Morgan Marr, who had singled.
Travelers 6, Burkburnett 17s 2 (15-1)
Duane Betts scattered three hits over five-plus innings to get the mound victory in his first start of the season. Hayden Daugherty and Randy Henry each fired one scoreless frame of relief. The Travelers trailed 2-0 in the third before notching a pair of tallies to tie the game in the bottom of the stanza and tacked on one more in the fourth and three in the fifth. Blake Watson and Jonathan Gelnar each had a double and one RBI while Levi Rhoades added a hit and scored twice. Kyle Hutton and Morgan Marr also doubled in the contest.
Travelers 14, Burkburnett 17s 0 (14-1)
Southpaw Clint Maune worked three perfect innings in the start and Clayton Cook finished with two scoreless frames of two-hit relief for the run rule win. The Travelers batted around in the first inning, plating eight runs and never looked back while adding three runs in the second and third stanzas respectively. Patric Tolentino had a hit and drove in two to pace a balanced attack that included nine walks in the game.
Travelers 8, Burkburnett Connie Mack 0 (13-1)
Ben Hayes combined with Hayden Daugherty on the first no-hitter of the season as the Travelers ended it early on the run rule for the sweep. Offensively, the Travelers scored three times in the second stanza, including a solo home run by Blake Watson to take control. They added two in the third and three in the fourth. Morgan Marr led the attack with two hits, including a double, and three RBI. Watson also chipped in two hits and drove in a pair while Jonathan Gelnar finished with two hits and one RBI. Hayes worked four solid innings, striking out nine for the mound victory.
Travelers 8, Burkburnett Connie Mack 0 (12-1)
The Travelers scored three runs in the first and five more in the second while cruising to the run-rule victory. Tomas Cruz and Clayton Cook combined on a three-hit shutout. Caleb Nine had a triple and Jared Broadbent a home run in the first as each contributed two hits in the contest. Cody Cole added a two-run homer in the second. Joe Halley and Jordan Troxell finished with two hits apiece and drove in two. Broadbent added three RBI.
Travelers 6, Woodward 1 (11-1)
Brent Miller fired a two-hit complete game gem for the sweep. The junior righthander struck out seven and walking two to earn the victory, retiring the first eleven hitters he faced on the night. Offensively, the Travelers got a big game from Chase Roten who collected three hits, two stolen bases, scored a run and drove in another. Jared Broadbent tripled, stole two bases, scored twice and drove in one as well.
Travelers 7, Woodward 2 (10-1)
The Travelers got back in the win column behind another strong performance from Chance Deason. The Piedmont native struck out three and didn't walk a batter in six quick innings. The lone run he allowed was unearned. Caleb Nine, Jordan Troxell and Jared Broadbent each drove in a pair of runs to lead the offensive charge. Troxell put the Travelers up 2-0 with a blistering single in the second inning. Nine doubled and tripled in the game while Broadbent put the team on top 6-0 with a two-run home run in the fifth, his second dinger of the season.
Wichita Gators 7, Travelers 2 (9-1)
The Travelers had their nine-game win streak snapped as the Gators plated six runs in the fourth inning -- on four hits and two Traveler errors -- and worked out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh. Starting pitcher Levi Rhoades gave up seven hits in three and two-third innings, but just two of the seven runs were earned. Patric Tolentino drove in a run and scored the other. Chance Deason tripled and scored.
Travelers 9, Wichita Gators 0 (9-0)
The Traveler bats pounded out 11 hits and scored five runs in the fourth inning to make quick work of the Gators. Morgan Marr had an RBI double and Cody Cole capped the big stanza. Chase Roten allowed just four hits and walked one in five innings on the mound. Jordan Troxell, Jared Broadbent and Cody Cole each collected a pair of hits.
Travelers 11, Moore/Westmoore 7 (8-0)
The Travelers broke open a tight game with five runs in the fifth, keyed by a Chance Deason two-run double. Ben Hayes worked four innings, scattering four hits in his initial start and picked up the mound victory. He struck out three and walked three. Deason led the 11-hit attack with a double, triple and three RBI. Randy Henry added a pair of doubles and Levi Rhoades chipped in two singles.
Travelers 13, Moore/Westmoore 1 (7-0)
Tomas Cruz fired a complete game three-hitter, striking out three and walking none. Morgan Marr's two-run single in the third broke a 1-1 deadlock and the Travelers then sent 14 batters to the plate in the fourth, scoring 10 runs to end it early on the run rule. Chance Deason, Cody Cole and Caleb Nine had two hits apiece in the uprising. Nine finished three for three with a pair of doubles while Cole also went three for three, scoring three and driving in two. Marr contributed two hits and three RBI, Deason ended with two doubles while Jared Broadbent contributed two singles and two runs batted in.
Memorial Day Tournament Championship (Midwest City, OK)
Travelers 9, OKC Brassfield 1 (6-0)
After spotting Brassfield a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Travelers erupted for two runs in the first, three in the second, one in the fourth and three in the fifth to end the title tilt early on the run rule for the championship. Caleb Nine's first home run of the season, a three-run shot, broke it open in the second. Nine's RBI single scored Patric Tolentino with the game-ending run in the bottom of the fifth. Nine finished with two hits and a team-high four RBI. Jared Broadbent ended with two singles, ending the tournament with a team-high 12 hits. Brent Miller and Chase Roten combined on a four-hitter as Miller tossed the first four stanzas to record his first win of the season, striking out three.
Travelers 14, Norman North 1 (5-0)
Another offensive explosion as the Travelers scored one in the first, two in the second, three in the third and eight in the fourth to end it early on the run rule. The Travelers pounded out 12 hits, topped by Jared Broadbent's three for three with three doubles and three RBI. Blake Watson also went three for three with a single, double, triple and four runs batted in. Clint Maune scattered three hits over the first three stanzas to notch the pitching win. Ben Hayes and Duane Betts each worked a scoreless inning of relief.
Travelers 9, Midwest City Outlaws 5 (4-0)
Chance Deason pitched a seven-inning complete game masterpiece, scattering eight hits while striking out 16. The Travelers offense exploded early with a run in the first on a Morgan Marr RBI double and seven in the second for a commanding lead. Joe Halley's three-run double and Jared Broadbent's grand slam were the key blows as the Travelers built a 9-0 advantage.
Travelers 15, Spivey All Stars 8 (3-0)
Joe Halley was nearly a one-man wrecking crew at the plate for the Travelers, breaking a 1-1 deadlock with a two-run double in the second. He added a three-run triple in a five-run Traveler third and RBI triple in a capping six-run sixth to finished four-for-four, including two triples, a double and six runs batted in. Randy Henry came on to slam the door on a Spivey rally, tossing two strong frames of relief for the save. Southpaw Chase Roten scattered four and struck out eight in four strong innings to notch the win. Offensively, the Travelers banged out 15 hits for the second straight game. Broadbent added two of those, including a triple and drove in three, while Troxell chipped in a pair and two RBI.
Travelers 15, Enid 5 (2-0)
The Travelers avenged last year's loss to the American Legion World Series champions in convincing fashion, exploding for eight runs in the opening stanza. Randy Henry and Caleb Nine tossed in two-run doubles in the early outburst as the Travelers tacked on three more in the second inning and four in the third to end it early on the run rule. Levi Rhoades fired four solid innings, scattering three hits to post the mound victory. Nine ended with three hits and four RBI to pace the 15-hit Traveler attack.
Travelers 5, Lawton Colonels 3 (1-0)
Jared Broadbent's RBI single in the sixth tied the game at 3-3 and the Travelers took the lead for good on run-scoring doubles from Chase Roten and Jordan Troxell in the seventh. Chance Deason fired three scoreless frames of no-hit relief, striking out five to record the pitching win.