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White's Clutch Homer Sends Travs into Break with Win

June 23, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Arkansas Travelers News Release

Midland, TX-Evan White broke a tie in the eighth inning with a two-run home run buoying the Arkansas Travelers on their way to a 5-1 win over the Midland RockHounds. The Travs win the series in Midland and finished their roadtrip with a 5-2 record. Justus Sheffield was the winning pitcher working seven innings and striking out nine. He limited the 'Hounds to just one run despite allowing eight hits. Sam Delaplane and Wyatt Mills each worked a perfect inning out of the bullpen to close it.

Moments That Mattered

* Three straight singles with two out in the fifth got the Travs on the board. Aaron Knapp and Mike Ahmed had the first hits before Donnie Walton's single to right-center knocked in the run.

* Walton led off the eighth with a double before White blasted his homer over the wall in left. Joseph Odom drove home an insurance run later in the inning.

Notable Travs Performances

* SS Donnie Walton: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 runs, 2B, RBI

* RF Kyle Lewis: 3-4, BB, 2B, RBI

* LHP Justus Sheffield: Win, 7 IP, 8 H, R, 9 K

News and Notes

* White's homer extended his hitting streak to 22 games.

* Walton notched his sixth multi-hit game in his last eight contests.

* Arkansas is a season-best 22 games over .500 (48-26) and is now 27-12 on the road this season.

Up Next

The Travs will take three days off for the All-Star Break before resuming Texas League play on Thursday night at Dickey-Stephens Park against Tulsa. Right-hander Justin Dunn (5-3, 3.46) is set to make the start against righty Justin De Fratus (4-2, 4.54). First pitch is at 7:10 and it is Star Wars Night at Dickey-Stephens Park. The game will also be broadcast on the Sports Animal 920, the First Pitch App, TuneIn radio and milb.tv.


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