Oklahoma's Premier Summer Baseball Program Monday, July 28, 2014 


2011 Game Recaps

Finish Line National Championships (Indianapolis, IN)
Kentucky Baseball Club 8, Travelers 6 (40-4)
(Finish Line, Quarterfinals) - The Travelers dug a 5-0 hole in the first inning from which they could not completely answer, falling in the quarterfinals of the Finish Line National Championships. T.J. Looney worked four-plus innings, scattering five hits but was charged with the pitching defeat. The Traveler offense managed only seven hits, four of which came in a three-run third inning. Clayton Green had two hits and scored three runs while Brendan McCurry belted a home run and drove in three. Christian Thaxton finished with a single, triple and one RBI. Tanner Dearman and Tyler Melton contributed one hit apiece.

Travelers 13, Team Mizuno Midwest 5 (40-3)
(Finish Line, Round of 16) - After scoring seven runs in the first two innings, the Travelers had to hold off an Eagle charge before putting it away with five tallies in the fifth for the run rule. Connor Cook worked three and two-third frames, scattering six hits for the pitching win. The Travelers totaled 17 hits in just five stanzas, topped by Christian Thaxton and Coby Roming, who had three hits apiece. Thaxton had a double and drove in two while Roming also contributed a double and scored twice. Derek Odell added a double, home run and five runs batted in. Tanner Dearman, Clayton Green and Brendan McCurry tallied two hits each. Tyler Palmer chipped in two doubles and Sterling Kiper tossed in a single and one RBI.

Travelers 14, Cincinnati Flash 1 (39-3)
(Finish Line, Pool Play) - The Travelers utilized a five-run third and six-run sixth inning to end it early on the run rule. Christian Thaxton tossed three innings of three-hit relief, striking out three for the pitching win. Derek Odell and Cooper Reinbold each added one scoreless frame on the mound. Tanner Dearman sparked the offensive assault with three hits, including a pair of triples, and scored three runs. Thaxton aided his cause with three hits, including a pair of doubles, two RBI and scored three runs. Odell chipped in a pair of doubles and three batted in. Tyler Melton added a single, triple and three RBI. Sterling Kiper ended with a double and two batted in while Clayton Green and Derrick Haworth had one hit each.

Travelers 8, Cincinnati Flash 1 (38-3)
(Finish Line, Pool Play) - Cooper Reinbold twirled five strong innings for the pitching victory, yielding one run on seven hits while striking out five. Tyler Melton added two scoreless innings of relief, fanning a pair. The Traveler offense broke open a tight contest with two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. Melton and Derek Odell led the way with a single and double apiece. Odell drove in two while Melton had a RBI and scored three runs. Clayton Green and Christian Thaxton had a double apiece. Tanner Dearman and Brendan McCurry each finished with a hit and one RBI apiece.

Travelers 6, Center Grove, IL 4 (37-3)
(Finish Line, Pool Play) - The Travelers built a 4-0 lead through two innings but had to hang on at the end as Brendan McCurry came on for the save by working out of a bases-loaded jam in the final stanza. Connor Cook worked two and two-third frames of relief, yielding two runs on three hits with a strikeout for the pitching victory. Tanner Dearman and Christian Thaxton finished with a single and double each as well as driving in a run apiece. Sterling Kiper contributed a double and two RBI. Clayton Green, Derek Odell and Tyler Palmer chipped in a single and run batted in each. Brendan McCurry, Coby Roming and Connor Rogers each had one hit.

Travelers 12, Etobicoke, Canada 4 (36-3)
(Finish Line, Pool Play) - Brendan McCurry fired a complete-game six-hitter and aided his cause with two home runs and a double offensively while driving in four. Sterling Kiper posted three hits, including a double, drove in two and scored three times. Tanner Dearman added two hits, including a two-run homer. Derrick Haworth and Tyler Palmer each had a double and drove in three runs. Connor Rogers doubled and scored once while Coby Roming contributed two singles.

Travelers 12, Team Mizuno Midwest 4 (35-3)
(Finish Line, Pool Play) - The Traveler offense cashed in 12 hits, including four home runs, to cruise to the opening win in the Finish Line National Championships. Austin King twirled five strong innings for the victory, yielding two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts. Brendan McCurry belted a pair of home runs, a single and drove in five. Sterling Kiper added three hits, including a double, homer and drove in three. Clayton Green also chipped in a single, double and scored four times. Tanner Dearman, Tyler Palmer and Coby Roming chipped in one hit apiece.

Great Plains Tournament of Champions (Wichita, KS)
Travelers 10, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2 (34-3)
Austin King scattered four hits and struck out four in the run-rule victory as the Travelers pounded out 12 hits in just four innings for the title. Dan Edwards led the charge with a double, triple and three RBI. Tanner Dearman chipped in a single, double and drove in one. Christian Thaxton and Tyler Palmer added two singles and one run batted in apiece. Brendan McCurry had a triple, RBI and scored three times. Sterling Kiper also contributed a hit and two batted in.

Travelers 16, Kansas City Wildcats 1 (33-3)
(Great Plains, Semifinals) - An eight-run explosion in the first inning helped put away the tournament top-seeded Wildcats early. Brendan McCurry blasted a three-run homer while Hunter Stephens added a two-run single and Tanner Dearman a two-run triple in the early onslaught. T.J. Looney allowed one run on three hits with four strikeouts in three innings for the victory. Connor Cook tossed one frame of scoreless relief. Clayton Green finished with a pair of doubles, a single and five RBI to pace the offense. Derek Odell contributed a three-run homer and Stephens ended with two hits and scored twice. Connor Rogers, Dan Edwards, Christian Thaxton and Sterling Kiper ended with a single each.

Travelers 11, Shawnee Mission, KS 4 (32-3)
(Great Plains, Quarterfinals) - The Travelers erupted for five runs in the final inning to break open a tight contest. Dan Edwards tossed four and two-third solid innings, yielding three earned runs on eight hits for the victory. Cooper Reinbold added two-thirds of an inning of scoreless relief and Brendan McCurry pitched one and two-third frames, striking out a pair for the save. Derek Odell paced the offensive charge with two home runs, a single and five runs batted in. McCurry chipped in a homer, single and two RBI while Connor Rogers also homered and drove in a pair. Clayton Green finished with two hits, including a double, and Sterling Kiper chipped in a pair of singles. Tyler Palmer finished with a double and one RBI. Coby Roming, Christian Thaxton and Edwards ended with a hit apiece.

Travelers 8, Midwest Bruins 0 (31-3)
(Great Plains, Pool Play) - Brendan McCurry fired a complete-game three-hitter and struck out 11 in the run-rule win. Derek Odell homered twice and drove in a pair of runs while Clayton Green chipped in a single, homer and three RBI. Coby Roming notched a single, double, drove in one and scored twice. Christian Thaxton posted a double while McCurry and Derrick Haworth added run-scoring singles.

Travelers 5, Kansas City Champions 4 (30-3)
(Great Plains, Pool Play) - Tanner Dearman had four hits, including a double and triple, leading a Traveler comeback. Hunter Stephens singled with one out in the seventh before coming around to tie the game on a two-out single from Clayton Green. Green finished with a pair of hits and drove in three runs. Brendan McCurry, Tyler Palmer and Dan Edwards posted a single apiece. T.J. Looney pitched the first 1 2/3 innings while Austin King added 2 1/3 frames of scoreless relief. Sterling Kiper added three pitching frames, yielding one unearned run on three hits before McCurry finished for the win, yielding one hit with a strikeout.

Travelers 15, Kansas City Prospects 7 (29-3)
(Great Plains, Pool Play) - The Travelers pounded 18 hits, including six home runs in five innings, to get the run rule victory. Brendan McCurry led the charge with four hits, including three homers, drove in six and scored four runs. Tyler Palmer had three hits, including a pair of doubles and one batted in. Clayton Green notched a double, homer and one RBI; Tanner Dearman had a homer, single and two batted in; Sterling Kiper chipped in a home run, single and one RBI. Dan Edwards contributed two singles and a ribbie, Hunter Stephens had a double and one RBI while Derrick Haworth ended with a single and two driven in. Connor Cook pitched four innings, yielding two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts for the pitching win.

Travelers 10, Midwest Outlaws 2 (28-3)
(Great Plains, Pool Play) - Clayton Green's second-inning grand slam broke a scoreless deadlock and the Travelers cruised home from there. Austin King notched the pitching win, scattering six hits with three strikeouts over four innings while Dan Edwards finished with three scoreless frames of one-hit relief to pick up a save. The Travelers ended with 16 hits as Geen sparked the attack with four along with six RBI. Tanner Dearman had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs, while Tyler Palmer added a home run, single and one batted in. Brendan McCurry, Christian Thaxton and Coby Roming also had two hits apiece while Connor Rogers contributed one against the St. Louis area club.

Southwest Select AirHogs Championship (Grand Prairie, TX)
Travelers 8, D-Bat Mustangs 18s 4 (27-3)
Brendan McCurry scattered four hits and struck out 10 while posting the complete game pitching win and helping secure the team's third tournament championship of the season at Northwood University in Grand Prairie, TX. Trailing 2-1, the squad added four runs in the bottom of the second. The potent Mustangs offense rallied to within 5-4 in the top of the fifth before the Travelers plated one in the bottom half and two more in the sixth for the 8-4 margin. McCurry came up big in the final two frames, striking out the side in the sixth and coaxing a game-ending 6-4-3 double-play in the seventh. Derek Odell continued his monster season at the plate, spurring the offense with a single, double and three RBI. Clayton Green also had a single and double while scoring once. Christian Thaxton tossed in two singles, Sterling Kiper had a double and two ribbies while McCurry also chipped in a double and one RBI. Tanner Dearman, Tyler Palmer, Derrick Haworth and Coby Roming added one hit each.

Travelers 11, Houston Aces 0 (26-3)
(SW Select, Semifinals) - Austin King needed just 45 pitches for a complete-game run-rule gem in the Dallas tournament semifinals. The southpaw allowed one hit and struck out five while facing just two batters over the minimum. The Travelers put it away early with five runs in the first and tacked on six more in the fourth. Brendan McCurry led the way with a single, two doubles and two RBI. Christian Thaxton had two hits, including a homer, and drove in four runs. Clayton Green added a home run and three RBI. Hunter Stephens contributed a double and scored once.

Travelers 8, North Dallas Twins 2 (25-3)
(SW Select, Quarterfinals) - Connor Cook fired five and two-third innings, yielding two runs on four hits while fanning four for the pitching triumph. Brendan McCurry added one and a third frames of relief in notching the save as the Travelers tacked on three runs in the final frame. Derek Odell sparked the offense with a single, triple, home run and three runs batted in. Brendan McCurry had a pair of doubles and drove in two. Dan Edwards added a single, triple and two RBI. Tyler Palmer also posted a double and two batted in.

Travelers 13, Dallas Patriots 5 (24-3)
(SW Select, Pool Play) - The Travelers raced to an 8-0 lead in the third inning and cruised the rest of the way to the run-rule win. Kyle Rutherford tossed four and one-third solid innings for the pitching victory, scattering three earned runs on four hits while striking out five. Tanner Dearman notched two hits and two RBI to lead the assault. Brendan McCurry and Sterling Kiper also contributed two hits each. Dan Edwards tossed in a double as Clayton Green, Derek Odell, Christian Thaxton, Tyler Palmer and Coby Roming ended with one hit apiece.

Travelers 15, Dallas Drillers 2 (23-3)
(SW Select, Pool Play) - The Traveler offense erupted for 16 hits in the first three innings and cruised to the run-rule victory. Sterling Kiper got the win on the mound. He and Cooper Reinbold combined to yield just two runs on five hits over five innings. Christian Thaxton and Coby Roming tossed in three hits apiece, scoring twice and driving in one each. Tanner Dearman contributed a pair of doubles and scored three runs while Derek Odell finished with two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs. Tyler Palmer had a home run, single and five runs batted in while Brendan McCurry and Derrick Haworth notched two singles and one RBI each.

Travelers 8, McKinney Mavericks 0 (22-3)
(SW Select, Pool Play) - T.J. Looney twirled a complete-game, one-hitter that included 10 strikeouts in the 105-degree heat. The Travelers broke a scoreless deadlock with four runs in the third, sparked by a Dan Edwards triple, Connor Rogers RBI double and Brendan McCurry two-run double. Derek Odell's three-run homer in the fourth added to the lead and Edwards finished it off with a run-scoring double in the fifth for the run rule. Edwards finished with three hits, falling only a home run away from the cycle.

Travelers 10, Texas Cardinals 6 (21-3)
(SW Select, Pool Play) - Sterling Kiper's sacrifice fly and Derrick Haworth's two-run single helped break a 3-3 deadlock in the bottom of the fifth to spur the Travelers to the win. Dan Edwards fired three innings of one-hit relief, including four strikeouts, for the pitching victory. Cooper Reinbold added an inning of relief to the tally, while Derek Odell paced the offensive attack with three hits, including a double, one RBI and scored twice. Christian Thaxton added two doubles and two RBI, Brendan McCurry notched two hits, including a double, while Kiper tossed in a single, triple and two RBI. Haworth also finished with a pair of hits. Tanner Dearman posted a double and scored twice. Clayton Green and Tyler Palmer ended with a hit and one RBI each.

Sierra Nevada Classic Championship (Reno, NV)
Travelers 3, Yakima, WA 1 (20-3)
Brendan McCurry fired a six-hit complete game gem that included nine strikeouts and Derek Odell provided all the Traveler runs with a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit. The Travelers fell behind on a Yakima solo homerun in the second inning, but with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Tanner Dearman and Clayton Green knocked singles before Odell blasted a 3-1 pitch to the opposite left-field gap that cleared the wall easily for a 3-1 lead. Odell was named tournament MVP while McCurry and Christian Thaxton were named to the all-tournament team. Odell, McCurry, Thaxton, Dearman, Green and Coby Roming finished with one hit apiece in the title game.

Travelers 16, Santa Clara, CA Red Sox 3 (19-3)
(Sierra Nevada, Pool Play) - T.J. Looney fired a complete-game three-hitter and the Traveler offense exploded for 17 hits in the run rule to finish off Sierra Nevada Classic pool play unbeaten. Derek Odell led the charge with three hits, including a home run, two doubles and five RBI. Brendan McCurry added a single, double, homer and four batted in. Tanner Dearman finished with four hits, including a pair of doubles and scored four runs, Clayton Green had two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored. Christian Thaxton posted a home run and three ribbies while Tyler Palmer contributed a double and Coby Roming had two singles.

Reed, NV Bombers 12, Travelers 9 (18-3)
(Sierra Nevada, Pool Play) - Defensive miscues proved to be fatal for the Travelers, who yielded nine unearned runs in the third inning. The Travelers attempted to rally from the 12-4 deficit with five runs but left the tying run at the plate in the seventh. Christian Thaxton and Tyler Palmer contributed a double and home run apiece. Palmer drove in three and Thaxton two. Brendan McCurry had a homer, single and two batted in. Derek Odell contributed a double and single while Tanner Dearman had two singles and Clayton Green chipped in a two-run home run.

Travelers 10, Petaluma, CA 5 (18-2)
(Sierra Nevada, Pool Play) - Trailing 5-0 in the fifth, the Travelers rallied with three runs in the bottom of the frame on singles by Brendan McCurry, Christian Thaxton and Tyler Palmer before erupting for seven runs in the sixth. Palmer's two-run homer was the key blow as Tanner Dearman, Derek Odell, McCurry and Thaxton contributed RBI doubles. Connor Rogers also doubled in the frame. Thaxton led the offense with three hits, including a pair of doubles. Cooper Reinbold picked up the pitching victory with two and one-third scoreless frames of relief, yielding just two hits.

Travelers 7, Sierra, NV Sun Devils 2 (17-2)
(Sierra Nevada, Pool Play) - Austin King tossed a brilliant, one-hit complete game gem, striking out 12. The Travelers got all the runs they would need in the first with three runs, cashing in three consecutive singles from Clayton Green, Derek Odell and Brendan McCurry. Tyler Palmer chipped in a double while Coby Roming and Derrick Haworth added run-scoring hits in the third. The Travelers then finished the scoring with two tallies in the fourth following a Green triple and McCurry RBI single. Green, Odell and McCurry all ended with two hits. Palmer and Hunter Stephens added doubles and Haworth drove in a pair of runs.

Travelers 5, Centralia, WA 4 (16-2)
(Sierra Nevada, Pool Play) - After managing only one hit through five innings, the Traveler bats responded by rallying from a 4-0 deficit. Brendan McCurry's RBI single in the sixth and Christian Thaxton's sac fly cut the lead in half before the Travelers plated three in the seventh as Tanner Dearman tripled in front of three straight one-out doubles from Clayton Green, Derek Odell and McCurry. McCurry, Green and Odell ended with two hits each while Dearman, Thaxton and Derrick Haworth had one apiece. Thaxton fired two and one-third frames of scoreless relief, striking out three to pick up the mound victory.

Travelers 25, Centennial, ID 3 (15-2)
(Sierra Nevada, Pool Play) - It was an offensive explosion for the Travelers as they opened the Sierra Nevada Classic with 26 hits in the run-rule victory. The Travelers plated four runs in the first, 13 in the second and eight more in the fourth. Derek Odell paced the onslaught with a single, two doubles, a home run and seven RBI. Tanner Dearman chipped in four hits, including a double, homer, one RBI and four runs scored. Brendan McCurry also notched four hits, including a pair of doubles and drove in three. Christian Thaxton added three hits, including a homer and three RBI. Connor Rogers tossed in a home run, double and three batted in. Clayton Green and Coby Roming ended with two hits apiece while Hunter Stephens, Tyler Palmer, Derrick Haworth, Kyle Rutherford and Cooper Reinbold had one apiece. Rutherford tossed four innings, yielding three hits with five strikeouts for the mound win.

Andenucio Tournament Championship (Pueblo, CO)
Travelers 8, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 1 (14-2)
The Traveler mojo at Pueblo continued as the squad clinched its fifth title in the past six years with an 8-1 victory over Albuquerque Sunday night. The win avenged the team's only loss in the tourney (pool play). T.J. Looney came up big, with five sterling innings of relief work in the title game. He allowed just one unearned run on three hits and struck out nine in five frames. 16-year-old Connor Cook and Brendan McCurry book-ended Looney's five innings with Cook throwing a scoreless first and McCurry a scoreless seventh. Christian Thaxton led the offense with three hits, including a double and two batted in. Tanner Dearman added two hits, two RBI and scored twice. Sterling Kiper posted a triple and one RBI, McCurry and Hunter Stephens doubled and scored a run while Clayton Green added a single and two runs batted in. McCurry was named tournament MVP (for the second straight year), while Dearman (MVP hitter), Looney (MVP pitcher), Kiper (Gold Glove), Palmer (Top Catcher) and Stephens (All-Tournament) also took home awards.

Travelers 4, Cheyenne, WY 3 (13-2)
(Andenucio, Semifinals) - Connor Rogers' RBI single with two outs in the seventh scored Clayton Green with the eventual game-winner in the Andenucio tournament semifinals. Brendan McCurry closed it out, striking out two of three batters in the bottom of the inning. Austin King tossed five and two-third strong frames in the start, yielding just one earned run on 11 hits against the power hitting club that featured the 13th overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft (Brandon Nimmo) and was averaging more than 10 runs a game in the tournament. Tanner Dearman notched three hits, including a double. Sterling Kiper contributed two hits, Coby Roming had a double and two RBI while Green and Hunter Stephens also contributed a single apiece.

Travelers 4, Durango, CO 0 (12-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Dan Edwards twirled a complete-game shutout, scattering five singles with five strikeouts. The Travelers got a first-inning run as Tanner Dearman tripled and scored. Clayton Green blasted a two-run homer in the third and the final run came in the fourth as Christian Thaxton doubled and scored. Dearman totaled two hits, Tyler Palmer chipped in a double and Hunter Stephens had a single.

Travelers 12, Greeley, CO 0 (11-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Brendan McCurry fired six stellar innings, allowing only three singles with nine strikeouts in a pitching gem. Christian Thaxton also contributed one scoreless frame of relief. Tanner Dearman posted two hits, including a home run, and four RBI. McCurry helped his own cause with a double, triple and three batted in. Hunter Stephens, Thaxton and Connor Rogers ended with two hits apiece. Tyler Palmer and Coby Roming added RBI singles.

Albuquerque Baseball Academy 12, Travelers 6 (10-2)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - Early walks and errors proved costly as the Travelers were unable to completely make up an 8-2 deficit. Kyle Rutherford was saddled with the pitching loss, yielding only one earned run on four hits. Tanner Dearman sparked the attack with four hits, including a double and scored three runs. Hunter Stephens added two hits and drove in a run while Brendan McCurry chipped in a single, triple and three RBI. Christian Thaxton finished with a triple, Dan Edwards chipped in a double as Tyler Palmer, Coby Roming and Derrick Haworth ended with one hit each.

Travelers 10, Pueblo, CO 0 (10-1)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - T.J. Looney twirled a complete game three-hitter, striking out nine in the five-inning run rule. The Travelers put it away early with five runs in the first as Brendan McCurry and Tyler Palmer each belted two-run homers. Tanner Dearman led the offensive charge with three hits, including a triple, and scored three times. Sterling Kiper contributed a double, triple and three RBI. Christian Thaxton also chipped in a single, double and one RBI. Connor Rogers contributed a double while Daniel Edwards and Derrick Haworth had one single apiece.

Travelers 19, Overland Park, KS 8 (9-1)
(Andenucio, Pool Play) - A 12-run explosion in the sixth inning rallied the Travelers from an 8-7 deficit and provided the run rule victory. Hunter Stephens and Brendan McCurry each had a single and double alsong with two RBI apiece in the flurry. Coby Roming notched two singles and drove in four in the stanza. Connor Cook worked four innings of four-hit relief for the pitching win. Stephens and McCurry had three hits apiece. Dan Edwards added two doubles, Tanner Dearman chipped in a single, home run, three RBI and four runs scored. Sterling Kiper also added two hits.

North Texas Frozen Ropes White 7, Travelers 5 (8-1)
The Travelers saw their opening winning streak halted as the Ropes plated three runs in each of the second and third stanzas. Sterling Kiper pitched three solid stanzas but took the loss. Coby Roming finished with a pair of hits and one RBI while Dan Edwards belted a home run. Clayton Green and Brendan McCurry each contributed RBI doubles.

Travelers 10, Austin Grand Slam 4 (8-0)
T.J. Looney fired four and two-third strong innings, scattering three hits with five strikeouts for the pitching win. Christian Thaxton worked one and a third frames of scoreless relief for the save. The Travelers held a 6-4 lead before breaking things open with a four-run final stanza. The Travelers also made the most of six singles as Tanner Dearman, Clayton Green, Derek Odell, Brendon McCurry, Tyler Palmer and Cody Roming had one apiece. Green and Roming each drove in two runs while Dearman, Odell and Palmer notched an RBI apiece.

Travelers 8, North Texas Frozen Ropes Red 6 (7-0)
The Travelers built an 8-2 lead but had to hold off a late rally as Brendan McCurry fired a complete game in the scorching heat. He scattered 10 hits and fanned seven batters. Derek Odell finished with a double, home run and scored three times. McCurry added two hits and to batted in while Cody Roming had two hits and drove in one. Connor Rogers also added a single and two RBI.

Travelers 12, Dallas Titans 1 (6-0)
Kyle Rutherford pitched four no-hit innings and Cooper Reinbold didn't allow a hit in the fifth to finish off the run-rule no-hitter. The duo combined to strikeout five. Derek Odell had a huge game at the plate, hitting for the cycle with a home run, triple, double and single while driving in seven. Tyler Palmer added a two-run homer and Christian Thaxton tripled and scored a run and Brendan McCurry doubled and had one RBI. Tanner Dearman, Clayton Green, Derrick Haworth and Hunter Stephens notched one hit each.

Travelers 8, Abilene Bombers 0 (5-0)
Connor Cook twirled a five-inning no-hitter, striking out four while allowing only one hit batsman. The Travelers plated four runs in the first, one in the second and third and two in the fourth to end it early. Derek Odell had three hits, including a triple, scored twice and drove in one. Brendan McCurry chipped in a single, double and three RBI. Clayton Green finished with two hits and scored twice while Cody Roming had two singles and one RBI. Christian Thaxton, Tyler Palmer and Dan Edwards totaled one hit apiece.

Travelers 14, NW Arkansas 5 (4-0)
Christian Thaxton blasted a pair of home runs to lead a six-homer barrage for the Travelers. Thaxton finished with three RBI. Tanner Dearman and Clayton Green had three hits each. Green homered and drove in three while Dearman had two doubles. Brendan McCurry tossed in a double and home run, Derek Odell had a three-run homer and Coby Roming contributed a solo blast. Dan Edwards recorded the pitching victory, allowing three runs on six hits over four innings. McCurry struck out four in two perfect frames of relief.

Travelers 13, Tulsa Tide 3 (3-0)
Four runs in each of the first two innings staked the Travelers to the lead and they put it away for the run rule with five-run fourth. Kyle Rutherford picked up the pitching win, allowing two earned runs on three hits in three innings, striking out three. Cooper Reinbold chipped in two scoreless frames of relief. Brendan McCurry had three hits, including a home run, double and three RBI. Tanner Dearman added two doubles. Christian Thaxton and Tyler Palmer homered while Derrick Haworth and Dan Edwards chipped in doubles.

Travelers 11, Tulsa Tide 3 (2-0)
Connor Cook yielded one unearned run on five hits to pick up the pitching victory. The Traveler offense continued its early barrage with eight hits in five innings of the run rule. Connor Rogers led the charge with two singles and four RBI and Tanner Dearman also contributed two hits, two RBI and two runs scored. Derek Odell added a home run and drove in four. Clayton Green and Coby Roming had a double each.

Travelers 22, NW Arkansas 4 (1-0)
The Traveler bats exploded early and often with 22 hits, including 13 in a 14-run third inning that put it away. Six different players homered in the opener and Austin King picked up the pitching win with four strong innings, scattering six hits along with five strikeouts. Clayton Green sparked the attack with four hits, including a home run, double, four runs and three RBI. Derek Odell added three hits, including a homer and four RBI while Derrick Haworth had three hits, including a homer and three batted in. Christian Thaxton also had three hits. Brendan McCurry doubled and homered while batting in five. Tanner Dearman and Hunter Stephens also posted two hits apiece.


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