North Little Rock, AR-The Arkansas Travelers were swept in a doubleheader on Tuesday by the San Antonio Missions, falling 5-1 in the opener and 6-3 in the second game in front of 4,282 at Dickey-Stephens Park.
In the first game, a four run third inning by San Antonio turned out to be the difference. After a pair of singles with one out put runners on, Nick Torres doubled to score a run and then Franmil Reyes followed with a two-run double before Nick Schulz RBI triple plated the fourth run. Three innings later, San Antonio would add another on a solo homer from Fernando Perez.
Meanwhile, the Traveler offense was limited to just a run on four hits by two San Antonio pitchers. The tally came in the bottom of the third when Jay Baum reached on an error and then came around to score on Kyle Waldrop's double to right.
Kyle Lloyd (2-0) pitched five innings to get his second win for the Missions while Lindsey Caughel (0-1) took the loss for the Travs.
Game two was a scoreless affair with Arkansas' Andrew Moore and San Antonio's Cesar Vargas exchanging zeros for the first four innings. The Travs would break the deadlock with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth while chasing Vargas from the game.
Chantz Mack started the inning with his second hit of the contest before moving up to second on a passed ball. Two batters later, Joey Wong's single up the middle got him home for the first run of the game. Then, after a ground-rule double from Justin Seager, Ian Miller's sharp infield hit to the left side scored Wong for a 2-0 advantage. It would stay that way until the final inning thanks to another stellar performance from Andrew Moore.
The Trav right-hander delivered six shutout innings in the game while allowing just two hits, a walk and striking out five. Moore has now tossed a pair of starts each lasting six shutout frames to open the season. He would get no decision in the game though as San Antonio would rally in the seventh.
Facing Thyago Vieira (0-1), the Missions scored six times in that inning with River Stevens' RBI single tying the score and then 19-year old Luis Urias hitting a grand slam with two out to put San Antonio in front. The Travs got one back in the bottom of the inning on a solo shot from Brock Hebert but never got closer than the 6-3 final margin. Rafael DePaula (1-0) was the winning pitcher in relief for San Antonio.
The Arkansas Travelers begin their first roadtrip of the season on Thursday night in Corpus Christi. Right-hander Max Povse makes the start for Arkansas against Right-hander Trent Thornton for the Hooks. First pitch is set for 7:05 and the game will be broadcast on the Sports Animal 920, the First Pitch App, TuneIn radio and milb.tv.
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