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April 17, 2018 - Texas League (TL) - Arkansas Travelers News Release

Corpus Christi, TX-Three Corpus Christi pitchers combined on a shutout while the Hooks offense broke out early in a 9-0 win over the Arkansas Travelers. The Travs were held to just five hits in being shutout for the first time on the season. Nick Tanielu hit a 2-run homer in the 1st for the Hooks who later added five runs in the 3rd inning. Arkansas had early chances but failed to get a key hit and left six runners on base over the opening three innings.

Moments That Mattered

Nick Tanielu's homer in the opening inning staked Corpus Christi to the early lead that they would not relinquish.

After missing two out opportunities in the first two innings, Arkansas' Beau Amaral hit a leadoff double in the third inning and moved to third base on a wild pitch with one out but the Travs were again kept off the board.

Corpus Christi answered in the bottom of the third by having their first six hitters reach on four hits, a walk and an error. Five of those hitters eventually came around to score as the Hooks took control of the game.

Notable Travs Performances

CF Beau Amaral: 1-4, 2B

LF Chuck Taylor: 2-4, 2 2B

Up Next

The Travs try to avoid a sweep in the final game of the series in Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. First pitch is at 7:05 with RH Chase De Jong (0-1, 4.09) taking the ball for Arkansas opposite righty Josh James (0-0, 2,25). The game will be broadcast on the Sports Animal 920, the First Pitch App, TuneIn radio and

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