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Three Homer Inning Blasts Travs to Win

April 19, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Arkansas Travelers News Release

Tulsa, OK-Three two-run homers by the Arkansas Travelers in the seventh inning broke open a tie game as the Travs rolled over the Tulsa Drillers, 8-2 on Thursday night. The victory makes Arkansas 11-3 on the season. Four run scoring hits (each driving in two) accounted for all the Travs scoring. Logan Taylor broke a two-all tie in the seventh with a booming two-run blast over the left field foul pole, his first of the season. Donnie Walton and Dom Thompson-Williams followed with two-run shots of their own. Arkansas' bullpen combined for four scoreless innings to close the game out.

Moments That Mattered

* Kyle Lewis erased an early one-run deficit with a clutch two out, two-run single up the middle in the third inning.

* Taylor's blast came immediately after Jordan Cowan walked to open the seventh. That homer and the subsequent two in the inning all came against knuckleball pitcher J.D. Martin.

Notable Travs Performances

* CF Kyle Lewis: 2-4, BB, run, 2B, 2 RBI

* 3B Logan Taylor: 2-4, run, HR, 2 RBI

News and Notes

* The Travs scored eight runs in the game after scoring a total of eight runs in their previous five games.

* The three homers were the first for the Travs in the last week.

* Arkansas has won the opening game in all five series so far.

Up Next

Game two of the set in Tulsa is Friday night at 7:05. Righty Darren McCaughan (0-0, 0.00) makes the start against righty Mitchell White (0-0, 0.00). The game will be broadcast on the Sports Animal 920, the First Pitch App, TuneIn radio and milb.tv.


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