2010 Game Recaps
USABF World Series Championship (San Diego, CA)
Travelers 3, Taylor Baseball 0 (59-7)
Austin King twirled a complete game, two-hit masterpiece to give the Travelers the USABF World Series title over the Seattle-based power -- and previously unbeaten -- Taylor Baseball. The 16-year-old southpaw struck out four and walked two in the 82-pitch effort. The Travelers scored all three runs in the third inning as Drew Ward singled and Dayne Parker walked in front of a two-out RBI single by Clayton Green and two-run double from Daniel Edwards. Ward, Green and Edwards all finished with two hits apiece. The Travelers finished off the eight-day tournament with a 9-2 record, going 5-1 in pool play and 4-1 in the CWS double-elimination bracket format. King had a phenomenal tournament, allowing just one earned run in 14 innings of work spanning three games.
Travelers 4, Southern California Angels 1 (58-7)
(USABF World Series, Bracket Play) - Brendan McCurry fired a four-hit complete game, yielding one unearned run with 10 strikeouts and one walk and was aided by a spectacular fourth inning triple play. Charlie Curl led the offense with three hits, including a double and scored twice. Tyler Palmer contributed a double with Dayne Parker and McCurry adding RBI singles. Braden Cook had the squad's only other hit with a single.
Southern California Angels 7, Travelers 3 (57-7)
(USABF World Series, Bracket Play) - The Travelers suffered their first loss of bracket play as the Angels scored five runs on seven hits in the opening two innings against Daniel Edwards, who pitched five innings in the loss. Austin King worked two innings of scoreless relief. Charlie Curl led the hitting with three hits, including a double and home run. Dayne Parker contributed a pair of singles while Braden Cook chipped in a double.
Travelers 6, Southern California Angels 2 (57-6)
(USABF World Series, Bracket Play) - Cale Elam ran his record for the summer to 12-0 with a six-hit complete game gem. The righthander yielded two runs, struck out five and walked two. The Travelers bunched together 14 hits as Drew Ward and Elam led the way with three apiece. Elam had two doubles and drove in a run. Charlie Curl and Brendan McCurry also chipped in two hits each. Dayne Parker, Travis Caraway, Daniel Edwards and Tyler Palmer notched one each.
Travelers 17, Team San Diego 2 (56-6)
(USABF World Series, Bracket Play) - The Traveler offense exploded for 16 hits in just four innings to cruise to the run-rule victory. Brendan McCurry belted a pair of home runs and a single and finished with six RBI. Dayne Parker also contributed a home run, single and three batted in. Clayton Green chipped in three hits and scored three runs, Cale Elam had a double, triple and three RBI. Drew Ward also added two doubles and two runs batted in while Charlie Curl tossed in a single, double and two RBI. Daniel Edwards worked four strong innings on the mound, yielding one unearned run on five hits. Connor Cook fired one inning, allowing a run on two hits.
San Diego Hustle 9, Travelers 4 (55-6)
(USABF World Series, Pool Play) - The Travelers managed just three hits over the first six innings as their 22-game winning streak was snapped in the final game of World Series pool play. Brycen Shoaf worked four-plus innings on the mound and was saddled with the loss, allowing five runs on five hits while walking six. Braden Cook and Travis Caraway both worked in relief. Brendan McCurry notched two of the team's five hits, including a home run in the sixth. Tyler Palmer added a solo home run while Cook and Caraway chipped in a single apiece.
Travelers 12, Play Hard Halos 2 (55-5)
(USABF World Series, Pool Play) - Marc White and Brycen Shoaf combined on a two-hitter and the Traveler offense exploded for 12 hits in just four innings for the run rule. White worked four solid innings for the pitching win. Charlie Curl notched three hits, including a double and two RBI. Travis Caraway and Clayton Green chipped in two hits apiece. Green also added two RBI. Daniel Edwards had a double and two batted in, Tyler Palmer chipped in a double and one RBI and Cale Elam finished with a single and two runs batted in.
Travelers 8, Southern California National Travel Team 0 (54-5)
(USABF World Series, Pool Play) - Making just his second start of the season, Dayne Parker fired a complete game six-inning gem, yielding only three hits while striking out five. The Travelers broke a scoreless deadlock with Drew Ward's solo home run in the third and then added two in the fourth, one in the fifth and four in the sixth to end it on the run rule. Travis Caraway led the hitting with a pair of singles, one RBI and two runs scored. Brendan McCurry and Daniel Edwards chipped in run-scoring doubles.
Travelers 11, California Top Prospects 1 (53-5)
(USABF World Series, Pool Play) - Cale Elam tossed another complete game masterpiece, allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out eight in the run-rule victory. Dayne Parker paced the hitting barrage with a double, single, four RBI and two runs scored. Brendan McCurry added a home run, single and three batted in. Elam also helped his own cause with a double and two RBI. Charlie Curl, Travis Caraway, Daniel Edwards and Braden Cook notched one hit apiece.
Travelers 5, San Diego Show 1 (52-5)
(USABF World Series, Pool Play) - Austin King fired five stellar innings, yielding one run on five hits with five strikeouts for the pitching victory against the Southern California powerhouse. Brendan McCurry twirled two scoreless frames of relief for the save. Charlie Curl finished with three hits, including two home runs, scored three times and drove in two. McCurry contributed three hits and two runs batted in while Dayne Parker chipped in two singles.
Travelers 13, Southern California Angels 6 (51-5)
(USABF World Series, Pool Play) - The Travelers rallied from a 5-3 deficit with six runs in the fifth, keyed by doubles from Dayne Parker, Brendan McCurry and Daniel Edwards as well as a Cale Elam three-run homer. Edwards tossed four innings of two-hit relief, striking out five to pick up the mound win. McCurry led the attack with four hits, including a home run and two RBI. Edwards contributed a home run as well and one RBI while Braden Cook finished with two singles and scored twice.
Travelers 12, Texas Sox 4 (50-5)
The Travelers broke open a tight game with a seven-run fourth inning as Charlie Curl and Travis Caraway blasted three-run home runs and Tyler Palmer added a solo blast. Dayne Parker led the way with three hits and two RBI. Cale Elam also contributed two hits and drove in a pair. Brycen Shoaf tossed three innings, yielding one run on three hits for the pitching victory.
Travelers 4, Dallas Diamond Jaxx 0 (49-5)
Daniel Edwards tossed a complete game four-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk. Cale Elam's solo home run in the fifth broke a scoreless deadlock and Travis Caraway smashed a three-run homer in the sixth for the final runs of the contest.
Travelers 12, World Baseball Outreach 4 (48-5)
The Traveler offense erased a 3-1 deficit with seven runs in the third and never looked back. Cale Elam's three-run homer gave the Travelers the lead for good. Elam and Charlie Curl finished with a home run and single apiece. Daniel Edwards contributed a single and double while Travis Caraway singled twice. Tyler Palmer blasted a two-run homer as well. Marc White worked five and two-third innings in his first pitching start to pick up the win, scattering 10 hits. Edwards recorded the final out for the save.
Travelers 3, Texas Cardinals 1 (47-5)
Cale Elam allowed one unearned run and fired a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to record his sixth straight win. After spotting the Cardinals a 1-0 lead, the Travelers tied it on Brendan McCurry's solo home run in the second inning and then took the lead on a Dayne Parker two-run homer in the third stanza. McCurry finished with a home run and double to notch two of the squad's six hits.
Travelers 24, Enid 17s 7 (46-5)
A 12-run first inning put the victory away early as the Travelers pounded 11 of their season-high 24 hits. Connor Cook pitched three and two-third innings to notch the pitching win as Daniel Edwards recorded the final four outs. Clayton Green led the attack with four hits, including two double, two RBI and five runs scored. Dillon Overton contributed a single, double, triple and three RBI. Charlie Curl chipped in a home run and two singles with three batted in, Brendan McCurry had a single, double, home run and three RBI as well and Travis Caraway added three hits and two batted in. Cale Elam, Marc White and Brycen Shoad notched two hits apiece.
Travelers 13, Enid 17s 3 (45-5)
After spotting Enid a 3-0 lead, the Travelers roared back with six runs in the first inning, taking the lead for good on Cale Elam's two-run, inside-the-park home run. Elam finished with two hits and drove in three runs. Charlie Curl, Travis Caraway, Dillon Overton and Braden Cook also contributed two hits apiece. Curl had a homer and two RBI, Caraway chipped in two doubles and two batted in, Overton added a triple and one RBI while Cook finished with a double and two driven in. Chase Hensley worked four frames, scattering six hits for the win. Marc White pitched a scoreless fifth in the run rule.
Travelers 7, SW Shockers 1 (44-5)
Brendan McCurry twirled six strong innings, allowing a single run on four hits with nine strikeouts and just one walk. Clayton Green finished with three hits, including a home run, drove in two and scored three runs. Charlie Curl chipped in a triple, home run, two RBI and three runs scored and Dayne Parker ended with two singles and drove in a run.
Travelers 4, SW Shockers 0 (43-5)
Cale Elam tossed his fourth straight complete game, scattering four hits with 12 strikeouts. The Travelers scored two runs in the first inning on a two-run double by Dayne Parker and finished the scoring with a two-run homer by Dillon Overton in the fourth. Parker finished with a pair of doubles while Overton and Charlie Curl added two hits apiece.
Travelers 4, Oklahoma Panthers 1 (42-5)
Another strong pitching effort from Dillon Overton, who yielded one run on two hits through six-plus innings, striking out 13 with one walk. Brendan McCurry notched the final three outs, including two by strikeout for the save. Clayton Green and Cale Elam each had a single, double and RBI. Marc White chipped in a triple and scored a run. Travis Caraway also doubled and scored once.
Travelers 2, SW Shockers 0 (41-5)
Dillon Overton and Brendan McCurry combined on a four-hit shutout as the Travelers finished the Route 66 Classic unbeaten. Overton worked five and one-third frames with eight strikeouts and two walks. McCurry fanned three of the four batters he faced for the save. Braden Cook sparked the Traveler offense with a fifth inning double and scored after a sac bunt by Brycen Shoaf and sacrifice fly from Clayton Green. Dayne Parker tripled to start the sixth and scored on a Travis Caraway single for the final run of the game.
Travelers 8, Topeka Stars 0 (40-5)
Cale Elam was in complete command throughout the run-rule victory, yielding one lone single with 11 strikeouts and just one walk. The Traveler offense plated one run in the first, three in the third and four in the fourth. Daniel Edwards totaled three hits, including a double and scored twice. Dayne Parker contributed two singles and two RBI. Brendan McCurry also chipped in a double and one run driven in.
Travelers 5, Maxim Bats, MO 3 (39-5)
Dayne Parker twirled four and two-third innings of one-hit relief, striking out nine for the pitching victory. After trailing 3-0, the Travelers tied it with a Daniel Edwards RBI triple and Brendan McCurry run-scoring single in the third. Chase Hensley singled and scored with one out in the fourth to give the Travelers the lead for good. Edwards and Clayton Green notched two hits apiece while Parker helped his own cause with a single and two runs batted in.
Travelers 8, Springfield, MO 4 (38-5)
The Travelers scored scored five runs in the first sparked by a Braden Cook three-run double to erase a 3-0 deficit and take the lead for good. Chase Hensley scattered five hits over four-plus innings to pick up the pitching win. Brendan McCurry closed for the final four outs, two via strikeout, for the save. Daniel Edwards and Riley Tracy contributed doubles to key the offensive attack.
Sierra Nevada Classic Championship (Reno, NV)
Travelers 2, Medford, OR 1 (37-5)
Cale Elam fired a complete game three-hitter and Tyler Palmer singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for the University of Nevada Tournament title. Elam struck out 11 and walked just one in the complete game effort, earning tournament MVP pitcher honors. The Travelers erased a 1-0 deficit on a sixth inning single by Brendan McCurry, who was the tournament MVP. Aaron Chalk then led off the seventh with a double before a bunt single from Keach Ballard and Palmer's walkoff game-winner, his second hit of the game. Dayne Parker was named the tournament's MVP defensive player and Travis Caraway, who contributed a double in the finals, was selected to the all-tournament team.
Travelers 5, Chaffey, WA 0 (36-5)
(Sierra Classic, Pool Play) - Brendan McCurry tossed a four-hit masterpiece that included 13 strikeouts and no walks. The Travelers got a pair of singles by Trevor Bowen and Aaron Chalk in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead and then added three in the fourth for the final tallies of the game. Charlie Curl notched a single, double and two RBI and Bowen also chipped in a single, double and scored a run.
Travelers 15, Chico, CA 5 (35-5)
(Sierra Classic, Pool Play) - The Travelers pounded out 17 hits in just six innings to post the run-rule victory. Drew Ward's two-run homer in the second broke a 5-5 deadlock and sparked 10 unanswered runs. Ward finished with three hits, including two homers and five RBI. Travis Caraway notched four hits, including a home run and two batted in while Charlie Curl also had four hits, including a double and two RBI. Brendan McCurry finished with three hits, including a double and triple with two RBI. Dayne Parker had a home run and Braden Cook chipped in a double. Daniel Edwards picked up the pitching win with four innings of one-hit relief, including seven strikeouts and three walks.
Travelers 13, Petaluma, CA 3 (34-5)
(Sierra Classic, Pool Play) - Dayne Parker smashed a pair of three-run home runs to spark a 17-hit Traveler barrage. Drew Ward finished with three hits, including a homer and scored twice. Trevor Bowen also tossed in three hits, including a pair of doubles. Brendan McCurry and Travis Caraway contributed a home run and single apiece, Keach Ballard added a solo home run while Charlie Curl and Aaron Chalk posted a pair of hits each as well. Colin Hightower was the pitching benefactor, picking up the win with two no-hit innings of relief work, including a pair of strikeouts.
Sierra Nevada Sun Devils 8, Travelers 7 (33-5)
The Travelers suffered an extra inning loss in the non-tournament contest against the 19-and-under select squad. The Travelers held a 7-6 lead through six but watched the hosts tie it with two outs in the seventh before getting the game winner in the eighth. Daniel Edwards was saddled with the loss in one-plus inning of relief. Clayton Green, Drew Ward, Charlie Curl and Trevor Bowen all had three hits in the contest. Green and Ward slapped a pair of doubles each while Curl contributed a triple. Braden Cook also blasted a solo home run.
Travelers 5, Reno, NV Knights 0 (33-4)
(Sierra Classic, Pool Play) - Cale Elam needed just 62 pitches in a complete game two-hitter as he struck out seven and walked none for the pitching win. Tyler Palmer blasted a home run and a double while Keach Ballard and Brendan McCurry each notched a pair of singles and an RBI. Travis Caraway also contributed a double while Dayne Parker chipped in one hit an one RBI.
Travelers 7, Yakima, WA 4 (32-4)
(Sierra Classic, Pool Play) - Daniel Edwards smashed a walkoff three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Travelers the victory. Edwards also was the winning pitcher, hurling the final two thirds of an inning in relief, yielding one hit with one strikeout. Aaron Chalk tossed four solid innings in the start and Colin Hightower added two and one-third frames of four-hit relief. Edwards led the seven-hit Traveler attack with a single, home run and three batted in. Tyler Palmer had two singles and one RBI. Clayton Green and Trevor Bowen chipped in one single each and one batted in.
Travelers 8, Rawlings Prospects 1 (31-4)
(Razorback Classic, Pool Play) - Brendan McCurry belted two home runs and drove in six runs to lead the way for the Travelers. Cale Elam chipped in a double while Clayton Green, Charlie Curl, Dayne Parker and Trevor Bowen ended with one hit apiece. Connor Cook fired two scoreless frames of relief to pick up the pitching victory. Brycen Shoaf tossed two and one-third frames in the start and Austin King contributed an inning and one-third of scoreless relief as well.
Travelers 9, Midwest Nationals 0 (30-4)
(Razorback Classic, Pool Play) - In one of the best performances of the season, the Travelers blanked the high-powered Nationals as Brendan McCurry tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out eight in the process. McCurry also smacked a solo home run to aid his cause. Drew Ward finished with two hits, including a homer and three RBI. Keach Ballard had a home run and drove in a pair and Aaron Chalk contributed a double and run batted in. Cale Elam ended with two hits and scored once.
Dallas Mustangs 15, Travelers 4 (29-4)
(Razorback Classic, Pool Play) - The Travelers could never find an answer for the Mustangs' onslaught as they pounded out 13 hits. Travis Caraway led the Traveler offense with a double and scored twice. Braden Cook chipped in a double and RBI while Daniel Edwards chipped in a run-scoring single.
Austin Wings 7, Travelers 6 (29-3)
(Razorback Classic, Pool Play) - A 6-1 Traveler lead with two outs in the seventh slipped away, snapping a 10-game winning streak as the Wings capitalized on four Traveler errors. Cale Elam worked six-plus strong innings, striking out eight. Brendan McCurry was saddled with the loss, yielding on unearned run on one hit. Dayne Parker led the offense with a double, single and one RBI. Tyler Palmer chipped in a double and drove in two while Braden Cook had a single and two batted in. Drew Ward contributed a triple and RBI.
Travelers 5, South Texas Sliders 2 (29-2)
(Razorback Classic, Pool Play) - Austin King tossed three and one-third scoreless innings of relief and Daniel Edwards added two and two-third no-hit innings of relief for the save. The Travelers took the lead for good with three runs in the first and tacked on two more in the fifth. Aaron Chalk led the way with three hits and two RBI. Trevor Bowen chipped in a double and RBI. Travis Caraway added a single, two runs scored and a run batted in.
Andenucio Tournament Championship (Pueblo, CO)
Travelers 5, Four Corners Thunder, CO 1 (28-2)
The Travelers won the Tony Andenucio Classic for the fourth time in five years behind a dominant pitching effort from Brendan McCurry, who yielded one run and seven hits in the complete game effort. He struck out eight and walked two in earning tournament MVP honors. Dayne Parker belted a double and home run and finished with two RBI and MVP Hitter honors. Travis Caraway posted two hits, including a double, while Aaron Chalk chipped in a solo home run. Drew Ward ended with a double and scored twice.
Travelers 14, Cherry Creek, CO 3 (27-2)
(Andenucio, Semifinals) - The Travelers exploded for 15 hits in six innings and got three and two-third innings of scoreless relief from Cale Elam to win the Pueblo Tournament semifinals. Brendan McCurry notched four hits, including two doubles and a home run while driving in five. Clayton Green finished with three hits and scored three times. Drew Ward chipped in two doubles and Trevor Bowen contributed a double and single.
Travelers 16, Colorado Slammers 5 (26-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Trevor Bowen fired four strong innings of relief, scattering two runs on seven hits to pick up the pitching victory. The Traveler offense meanwhile posted 17 hits in the run rule triumph. Bowen helped his cause with a home run, double and four RBI. Braden Cook led the charge with three hits and drove in two runs while Dayne Parker tossed in two hits and five runs batted in. Keach Ballard had two hits and scored four times, Aaron Chalk added two hits and drove in a run and Brendan McCurry and Riley Tracy also finished with two hits apiece.
Travelers 12, Greeley, CO 6 (25-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Brendan McCurry smashed three doubles and scored three times to pace a 13-hit Traveler onslaught. Travis Caraway added three hits and drove in two runs while Brycen Shoaf contributed two hits and one RBI. Drew Ward smacked a home run and drove in three. Austin King pitched one perfect inning of relief for the win and Colin Hightower also chipped a frame of scoreless relief.
Travelers 13, Colorado Bandits 4 (24-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - The Traveler offense erupted for four runs in the first, three in the second and four in the third and never looked back. Travis Caraway's two-run homer in the fifth ended it early on the run rule. Drew Ward ended with three hits, including a double and three batted in. Brendan McCurry smashed two home runs, drove in four and scored four. Austin King fired three innings, yielding one unearned run on five hits with four strikeouts to pick up the pitching victory.
Travelers 12, Grand Junction, CO 2 (23-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Chase Hensley twirled a complete game seven-hitter to pick up the pitching win. The Travelers built a 4-0 first inning lead sparked by Brendan McCurry's three-run double and never looked back. McCurry added a double and finished with four RBI and three runs scored. Drew Ward blasted a home run, double and scored four runs. Travis Caraway posted three hits, including a double and drove in three. Dan Edwards contributed a hit and two RBI.
Travelers 11, Farmington, NM 3 (22-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Cale Elam yielded three runs while scattering six hits in six solid frames to pick up the pitching victory. The Traveler offense exploded for 16 hits in the run-rule victory, breaking a 3-3 deadlock in the third. Dayne Parker and Brendan McCurry had three hits and scored twice each. Trevor Bowen belted a pair of doubles and drove in three runs. Tyler Palmer, Travis Caraway and Clayton Green ended with two hits apiece. Palmer drove in three and Caraway contributed two RBI.
Travelers 8, San Antonio Spikes 4 (21-2)
The Travelers took command with three runs in both the first and second innings and cruised home from there. Chase Hensley picked up the pitching win with three solid frames to start the game, allowing a single run while scattering five hits. Clayton Green led the offensive charge with a single, double and home run while driving in two and scoring twice. Brendan McCurry chipped in three hits and two RBI as well. Charlie Curl ended with two singles, three runs batted in and two runs scored.
Travelers 3, Dallas Bombers 0 (20-2)
Brendan McCurry tossed a complete game two-hitter with nine strikeouts and only one walk. The Travelers notched single tallies in the first, third and fourth innings as McCurry drove in a run and scored once, finishing with a team-high two hits. Travis Caraway posted a single and RBI as did Marc White. Drew Ward contributed a double and scored once.
Austin Grand Slam Academy 5, Travelers 0 (19-2)
The Traveler offense was stymied to lone singles from Dayne Parker and Drew Ward. Colin Hightower suffered the pitching loss, yielding five runs on nine hits while striking out six in the complete game effort.
Travelers 11, Dallas Tigers 1 (19-1)
Charlie Curl blasted two home runs and Dayne Parker, Travis Caraway and Tyler Palmer had one apiece as the Travelers blitzed the Tigers to stay in Abilene tournament contention. Dillon Overton pitched a two-hitter, yielding one run while striking out 10 in five innings. Caraway ended with three hits and three RBI to pace the offense. Aaron Chalk contributed a double and triple while Brendan McCurry notched two hits, two runs scored and one RBI.
Travelers 16, Waco Centex Crush 0 (18-1)
Brycen Shoaf pitched a pair of scoreless innings and Chase Hensley contributed a solid frame of relief. The Traveler offense erupted for six runs in the first, seven in the second and three in the third to run rule it after three stanzas. Drew Ward led the attack with three hits, four RBI and three runs scored. Tyler Palmer contributed two hits and four batted in, Brendan McCurry had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI while Charlie Curl chipped in two hits and scored twice. Aaron Chalk finished with a double and two RBI.
Houston Banditos 9, Travelers 7 (17-1)
The Travelers saw a 6-5 fifth inning lead slip away to suffer their first loss of the season. Daniel Edwards worked three and two-thirds innings of relief but was saddled with the loss, yielding four runs on seven hits. Brendan McCurry finished with a home run, single and two RBI. Charlie Curl contributed a double and triple, Dillon Overson had a single and triple and Edwards finished with two singles and a run batted in.
Travelers 11, San Antonio Wranglers 0 (17-0)
Travis Caraway broke things open with a third inning grand slam and Cale Elam was dominant throughout, twirling a two-hit shutout while striking out 12. The Travelers added a two-run homer from Charlie Curl and got two hits apiece from Clayton Green and Brendan McCurry. Curl drove in three runs.
Travelers 12, Lone Star Baseball 4 (16-0)
After falling behind 3-0, the Travelers responded with four runs in the second and four in the third to take the lead for good. Colin Hightower worked an inning and two-thirds of scoreless relief to pick up the mound win. Daniel Edwards was the offensive catalyst with a single, pair of doubles and four runs batted in. Travis Caraway, Aaron Chalk and Tyler Palmer each added a single and double. Palmer also drove in two. Cale Elam contributed a home run and a single and Marc White finished with two singles.
Travelers 7, Mineola, TX Bombers 2 (15-0)
The Travelers built a 7-0 lead and coasted the rest of the way. Chase Hensley notched the pitching win, yielding only three singles with four strikeouts in four innings of work. Connor Cook fired the final three stanzas, allowing two run on five hits, and picked up his first save. Braden Cook led the offensive attack with a single, home run and three RBI. Dayne Parker chipped in a double and drove in three.
Travelers 13, Lone Star Baseball 8 (14-0)
The Travelers needed a huge comeback to keep their winning streak alive, rallying from a 6-0 third inning deficit. Keach Ballard kick started the rally with a solo home run in the third and finished with a team-high four hits, scored four runs and drove in three. They took the lead for good in the fifth on a RBI single from Trevor Bowen. Charlie Curl, Bowen, Dayne Parker and Brendan McCurry added two hits each. Curl drove in four while Parker and McCurry had two RBI apiece.
Travelers 8, Lone Star Baseball 0 (13-0)
Dillon Overton made his first start of the season and twirled a five-inning perfect game, retiring all 15 hitters in the run rule triumph, including eight via strikeout. The Travelers raced to an early lead on a two-run double from Brendan McCurry and never looked back. Clayton Green and Charlie Curl led the 12-hit offensive attack with three hits apiece. Curl also scored twice and drove in a pair. McCurry chipped in two hits as well.
Travelers 8, Ardmore 0 (12-0)
Austin King fired a five-inning no hitter in his first start of the season, allowing a single base runner on a hit batsman while striking out eight. The Travelers broke open a scoreless deadlock with four in the fourth, sparked by Aaron Chalk's two-run homer. They finished it early with four more tallies an inning later. Chalk, Brendan McCurry, Drew Ward and Keach Ballard all finished with two hits. Chalk drove in three and Ballard knocked in two runs.
Travelers 3, McAlester 2 (11-0)
Trailing 2-1 in the fifth, the Travelers got a pinch hit spark from Aaron Chalk and infield singles from Charlie Curl and Dayne Parker before tying it with an RBI from Trevor Bowen and taking the lead on a sacrifice fly from Brendan McCurry. Bowen picked up the pitching win, yielding three hits in two frames of relief. McCurry fanned six over the final two stanzas to notch his first save.
Travelers 2, Ada 0 (10-0)
Another stellar pitching performance as Aaron Chalk made his first start and worked six and one-third outstanding innings. He scattered eight hits, but struck out six and didn't walk a batter. Daniel Edwards recorded the final two outs for his second save. Brendan McCurry was the hitting standout, posting two of the team's three hits with a RBI triple and solo home run. Keach Ballard contributed the other Traveler hit.
Travelers 8, Ada 2 (9-0)
Colin Hightower allowed just two hits and two unearned runs over six innings to pick up the pitching win. The Travelers pounded out 15 hits, led by Trevor Bowen's three singles, home run and two RBI. Dayne Parker added three hits, including a home run and three RBI, Charlie Curl chipped in three as well, including a triple and scored three runs. Brendan McCurry added two hits, including a homer, and Aaron Chalk chipped in two hits also.
Travelers 9, Ada 0 (8-0)
Brendan McCurry fired a five-inning gem, yielding only two hits with four strikeouts in the run-rule victory. The Travelers took the lead for good on a Travis Caraway two-run double in the second and plated five more runs in the third. Charlie Curl posted three hits, including a double and RBI to lead the attack. Caraway and Drew Ward each had a single and double. McCurry helped his own cause with two hits and scored twice. Dayne Parker finished with a double and RBI while Aaron Chalk contributed a hit and run batted in.
Travelers 5, Ada 2 (7-0)
One big inning and a solid pitching effort were the difference. Cale Elam worked four and one-third solid frames, scattering six hits, for the win. Daniel Edwards tossed two and two-third scoreless innings of relief for his first save. The Travelers notched all their runs in the second as Drew Ward and Trevor Bowen blasted two-run home runs and Tyler Palmer smacked a solo homer. Ward led the offensive attack with three hits. Dayne Parker and Braden Cook chipped in doubles.
Travelers 16, Brassfield 6 (6-0)
An offensive explosion produced 17 hits as the Travelers rolled into the Midwest City Tournament championship game. Travis Caraway twirled four innings to get the win, yielding one run on four hits with a pair of strikeouts. The Traveler offense broke open a tight contest with eight runs in the fourth inning and cruised from there. Cale Elam led the offensive barrage with four hits, including a home run, double and four RBI. Drew Ward chipped in three hits, including a double and drove in a run. Keach Ballard contributed two triples, two RBI and two runs scored.
Travelers 6, Edmond Stars 2 (5-0)
The Travelers built a 4-0 lead after two innings and cruised home from there. Colin Hightower tossed six outstanding innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on just three hits as he struck out nine. Dan Edwards finished with a perfect inning of relief. Charlie Curl led the way offensively with three hits, including a triple and scored twice. Clayton Green and Dayne Parker chipped in two hits apiece and a RBI. Tyler Palmer belted his team-leading third home run. Braden Cook added a triple and Drew Ward had a run-scoring double.
Travelers 6, Oklahoma Baseball Academy 1 (4-0)
Cale Elam fired seven dominant innings, scattering just three hits with 16 strikeouts for the pitching win. Clinging to a 2-1 lead in the sixth, the Travelers erupted for three runs on an Aaron Chalk RBI single and Drew Ward two-run triple. Brendan McCurry contributed a solo home run and Dayne Parker chipped in a run-scoring single. Chalk ended with two hits and scored twice while Clayton Green added a hit and two runs scored.
Travelers 10, Edmond Memorial 2 (3-0)
After a 2-2 deadlock through four innings, the Travelers erupted for eight unanswered runs. Tyler Palmer and Charlie Curl each smacked solo home runs while Aaron Chalk contributed a two-run blast. Drew Ward added a triple and RBI and Braden Cook chipped in a double. Palmer ended with two hits and four RBI while Brendan McCurry contributed two singles and scored twice. Travis Caraway picked up the pitching win in one relief stanza despite yielding two unearned runs. Dayne Parker twirled three stellar frames and Daniel Edwards chipped in two scoreless innings as well.
Travelers 13, SW Shockers 6 (2-0)
The Travelers erased an early 3-0 deficit, tying the game in the fourth on a Travis Caraway RBI single and took the lead for good on Charlie Curl's two-run double. The Traveler offense exploded for 13 hits, led by Curl's four for four, including two doubles. Caraway and Dayne Parker ended with two hits apiece. Tyler Palmer chipped in a two-run homer, Braden Cook and Daniel Edwards belted triples and Brendan McCurry finished with a double and two runs batted in as well as picking up the pitching win with four innings of relief work.
Travelers 7, SW Shockers 0 (1-0)
Colin Hightower yielded just two hits and struck out nine in six scoreless innings to notch the pitching win. Freshman Connor Cook also tossed a perfect inning of relief. The Travelers plated five runs in the first stanza and never looked back as Brendan McCurry drove in two with a single, Braden Cook chipped in a RBI double and Drew Ward and Travis Caraway has run-scoring singles. Dayne Parker led the way with three hits, including a double, triple and RBI. Caraway added two hits and Aaron Chalk belted the first home run of the year.