Travs Sweep Behind Strong Pitching and Early Offense

Povse Pitches Six Innings for Third Win; Waldrop Homers, Doubles, Drives in Three

Kyle Waldrop homered, doubled and drove in three in Tuesday's win. (Mark Wagner)

By Arkansas Travelers | April 19, 2017 12:15 AM ET

San Antonio, TX-The Arkansas Travelers completed a three game sweep of the San Antonio Missions winning 6-2 on Tuesday night. The Travs utilized a strong combination of offense and pitching to secure the victory.

               The first inning yielded two runs as Kyle Waldrop's ground-rule double scored Ian Miller and Chuck Taylor. After a San Antonio homer in the second cut the lead in half, the Travs responded with three runs in the third. Brock Hebert's line drive single to right scored Jay Baum, then two hitters later Taylor doubled home Joey Wong and Ian Miller to push the lead to four. The Travs final run would come on Kyle Waldrop's solo blast to right in the sixth, his first homer of the year.

               On the night, five Travs had multiple hits led by Ian Miller's three. Miller also stole two bases to up his league leading total to seven. Waldrop, Ryan Casteel, Marcus Littlewood and Wong each had two hits a piece with Waldrop collecting three runs batted in.

               Max Povse (3-0) was sensational on the mound despite allowing his first run of the season in three starts. The 6'8" right-hander pitched six innings giving up the run on a solo homer, four hits total and one walk with a season-best seven strikeouts to earn the win. He has pitched 18.2 innings this season with just one run and only 14 baserunners allowed. Ryan Horstman, Peter Tago and Darin Gillies each worked an inning out of the bullpen to round it out.

               The Travelers will take Wednesday off before starting a quick four game homestand against the Springfield Cardinals on Thursday night. Right-hander Dylan Unsworth, just down from Triple-A Tacoma will make the start for the Travs, his first in Double-A this year and third of the season overall. Lefty Austin Gomber (0-1, 9.00) is set to start for Springfield. Thursday night will be Bark in the Ballpark will all dogs welcome to come with their people. The game will also be broadcast on the Sports Animal 920, the First Pitch App, TuneIn radio and milb.tv.

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