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Travs Tripped by Naturals

Game called in top of the eighth inning due to rain
(Mark Wagner)
May 21, 2022

North Little Rock, AR—The Arkansas Travelers had their four game winning streak snapped by the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 11-4, on Saturday night in a game called due to rain in the top of the eighth inning. The night started well for the Travs who put up four runs in the

North Little Rock, AR—The Arkansas Travelers had their four game winning streak snapped by the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 11-4, on Saturday night in a game called due to rain in the top of the eighth inning. The night started well for the Travs who put up four runs in the opening inning to vault to a four run lead only to see the Naturals come back to score in each of the next seven innings including a pair of three-run frames. Dante Biasi was a key factor for the Naturals as the left-hander worked 4.1 scoreless, hitless innings with seven strikeouts to pick up the win.

Moments That Mattered

* The Travs scored four times in the opening inning but also had a man thrown out at the plate to end the inning on a base hit to right field.

* Michael Massey tied the game and put momentum firmly with the Naturals in the third inning when he blasted a three-run home run.

Notable Travs Performances

* 3B Joe Rizzo: 2-4, run, 2B, RBI

* SS Riley Unroe: 1-2, BB, 2B, 2 RBI

News and Notes

* Arkansas had only one hit after the first inning.

* Dayeison Arias and David Sheaffer both made their season debuts for the Travs. Arias pitched out of the bullpen after being activated off the injured list yesterday while Sheaffer was the starting catcher after joining the club from Tacoma yesterday.

Up Next

The Travs look to close out the series with a victory on Sunday afternoon with right-hander Emerson Hancock (0-0, 6.75) getting the start against lefty Anthony Veneziano (1-4, 9.13). First pitch for an Operation Military Appreciation Sunday is at 1:35. The game will also be broadcast on 93.3 The Fish, the First Pitch App and milb.tv.