Corpus Christi, TX-The Arkansas Travelers opened their first roadtrip of the season in style with a 9-0 pasting of the Corpus Christi Hooks on Thursday night in front of 6,434 at Whataburger Field.
The shutout was the first of the season for the Travs while the offense banged out 18 hits. 16 of the hits were singles and five of those never left the infield but the Travs bunched the hits well and score in five of the first seven frames including three multi-run innings.
On the mound, Max Povse (2-0) delivered a second straight scoreless start as he tossed 5.2 innings with six strikeouts to earn the win. The Hooks had just three hits and three walks against Povse who worked out of a bases loaded no out jam in the second. Blake Perry (2.1 IP) and Ryan Horstman (1.0 IP) combined to preserve the shutout.
Offensively, Arkansas struck early with the offense delivering four consecutive 2 out singles in the first to score the opening two runs. They would add three more in the second inning on four more hits and a Hook error. The offense kept going with a single tally in the fourth, two runs in the sixth and one more run in the seventh.
All nine Travs batters had at least one hit on the night with six registering multi-hit contests. Kyle Waldrop, Ryan Casteel and Tyler Marlette each posted three hit games. Waldrop had a pair of RBIs while Marlette totaled four runs knocked in, one in each of his first four plate appearances.
The Arkansas Travelers continue their roadtrip with game two against Corpus Christi on Friday night. Right-hander Tyler Herb (0-1, 7.71) makes the start for Arkansas against LH Kent Emanuel (0-1, 9.00) for Corpus Christi. 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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