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June 2, 2024 – Texas League (TL)
Arkansas Travelers News Release

North Little Rock, AR – Five Arkansas Travelers pitchers shut out the Amarillo Sod Poodles 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Dickey-Stephens Park, giving the Travs a series victory. Blas Castano started and worked five innings, with Garrett Davila, Luis Curvelo, Travis Kuhn and Troy Taylor each playing an inning. The quintet limited the Sod Poodles to just six hits, with Curvelo getting credit for the win and Taylor notching the save. Amarillo starter Billy Corcoran worked six shutout innings, but settled for no decision after Arkansas scored twice against the bullpen in the seventh.

Moments that mattered

* Amarillo had a runner on third base in each of the first two innings, including with one out in the opening frame. Castano worked his way out of both situations and paved the way for the shutout.

* Ben Ramirez connected for a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to score Ben Williamson for the game’s first run. Jake Anchia followed with a solo blast to cement the lead.

Notable Travs performances

* RHP Blas Castano: 5 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K

* RHP Luis Curvelo: Win, IP, K

* RHP Troy Taylor: Sv, IP, K

News and notes

* Arkansas has pitched four shutouts this season, two in the past five games.

* Taylor is a perfect 4-4 in save chances.

Next one

After a day off on Monday, the Springfield Cardinals come to town to begin a six-game series with LHP Danny Wirchansky (2-3, 5.28) making the start against RHP Ian Bedell (1-2, 5.59). It’s dog day at DSP. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on 106.7 Buz2, the Bally Live App, milb.tv and mlb.tv.

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