Pena Puzzles NaturalsJune 23, 2012 - Texas League (TL) Northwest Arkansas Naturals
The Travelers took the lead in the in the top of fourth inning against the Naturals' starter Noel Arguelles (2-7). The first scoring on an RBI ground out from Ryan Mount, and the second coming on a wild pitch by Arguelles. The Travelers tacked on another run in the fifth inning. Travis Witherspoon ripped a triple to center field and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Jean Segura to make it a 3-0 game.
Arguelles worked six innings allowing four hits and three runs, while walking two and striking out two. His counterpart Pena (5-4) went six innings allowing just one hit walking two and striking out seven.
Segura delivered an insurance run for the Travelers in the top of the eighth inning with a solo home run to right field. The home run was the sixth of the season for Segura and made it a 4-0. The Naturals lone hit of the night came in the second inning when Nick Van Stratten came through with a single. The one hit was the fewest the Naturals have had in a game since August 8, 2009.
The Naturals will continue their four-game series with the Arkansas Travelers tomorrow night at 6:05 PM. Right-hander Michael Mariot (3-2, 4.34) will take the mound for the Naturals to against the Travelers right-hander Mike Piazza (1-2, 2.81). The game can be heard on ESPN 92.1 The Ticket.
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