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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Rangers sweep Woodward again

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  • The Dodge City Rangers' current winning streak is at six after sweeping the Woodward Travelers in a doubleheader for the second time this season.
    The Rangers won the first game 13-1 in six innings and scored nine in the top of the sixth to win the nightcap 17-8.
    The wins improved the Rangers' record on the season to 20-2.
    Dodge City scored in every inning but the fourth in the first game with Dylan Roy knocking in four runs at the plate.
    Jordan Doan opened up the scoring with a two-run home run in the first before the Rangers scored four more in the second. Andrew Balderaz and Eric Reid hit RBI singles, and both later scored on throwing errors as the Travelers tried to pick them off.
    Roy had a RBI single in the third and knocked in the next run in the fifth on a groundout after Woodward scored its only run of the opener in the bottom of the third.
    The Rangers scored five in the sixth to close out the game. Roy hit a two-run single after Drew Chance brought in a run with a single and Dawson Davis was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and later scored on a passed ball.
    Balderaz was the winning pitcher as he gave up five hits, two walks and the only run while striking out two in his six innings of work.
    The Rangers had an early 8-2 lead after three innings of the nightcap.
    Wells hit a two-run single in the third and Collin Gifford's groundout brought in another run in the frame. Woodward scored two runs in the bottom of the first.
    Dodge City scored five more in the third. Doan walked, stole second and third bases and scored on a RBI single by Wells. Davis brought in a run with a bases-loaded walk, Roy had a two-run single and Austin Weiser closed out the scoring that inning with an RBI sacrifice fly.
    Woodward came back with six in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game, but the Rangers sealed the victory with nine runs in the top of the sixth.
    Balderaz had a two-run double, Gifford had a two-run single, Chance had a RBI double, Davis, Weiser and Doan had RBI singles and Davis later scored on a wild pitch to close out the scoring.
    Gifford was able to shut down the Travelers in the fourth and was able to claim the decision on the mound. He know hasn't given up an earned run in 19 innings this summer.
    The Rangers return to Woodward this weekend for a baseball tournament.
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