On Saturday, the Travelers opened with an 8-0 run-rule victory over the Lone Star Baseball Academy from Arlington as OU signee Dillon Overton fired a perfect game, retiring all 15 hitters he faced, including eight via strikeout.
The Travelers raced to an early lead on a two-run double from Brendan McCurry and never looked back. Clayton Green and Charlie Curl led the 12-hit offensive attack with three hits apiece. Curl also scored twice and drove in a pair. McCurry chipped in two hits as well.
In the nightcap the Oklahoma select squad fell behind 6-0 before rallying for a 13-8 triumph over Lone Star.
Silo’s Keach Ballard kick-started the rally with a solo home run in the third and finished with a team-high four hits, scored four runs and drove in three.
The Travelers took the lead for good in the fifth on a RBI-single from Silo graduate Trevor Bowen. Curl, Bowen, Dayne Parker and McCurry added two hits each. Curl drove in four while Parker and McCurry had two RBI apiece.
On Sunday, the Travelers built a 7-0 lead and coasted the rest of the way to a 7-2 win over Mineola, Texas.
Chase Hensley notched the pitching win, yielding only three singles with four strikeouts in four innings of work. High school freshman Connor Cook fired the final three stanzas, allowing two runs on five hits, and picked up his first save.
Braden Cook led the offensive attack with a single, home run and three RBIs. Parker chipped in a double and drove in three.
In the finale the Travelers spotted Lone Star Baseball a 3-0 advantage before responding with four runs in the second and four in the third to take the lead for good.
Colin Hightower worked an inning and two-thirds of scoreless relief to pick up the mound win after Braden Cook started the contest. Cale Elam and McCurry each tossed an inning of relief.
Edwards was the offensive catalyst with a single, pair of doubles and four runs batted in. Durant’s Travis Caraway, Caney’s Aaron Chalk and Tyler Palmer each added a single and double. Palmer also drove in two.
Elam contributed a home run and a single and Marc White finished with two singles.
The Travelers’ road trip continues on Thursday when they open play in the Abilene, Texas Invitational at 4:30 p.m. against the San Antonio Wranglers.