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Travs Come Up Short in Friday Game

Amarillo wins another low scoring affair
Shawn Semple threw a quality start. (Mark Wagner)
September 8, 2023

Box Score North Little Rock, AR—The Arkansas Travelers offense was once again limited in a 3-1 defeat to the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Friday night. Shawn Semple threw a quality start of six innings and just two earned runs for Arkansas but was the hard luck losing pitcher. 20-year old

Box Score

North Little Rock, AR—The Arkansas Travelers offense was once again limited in a 3-1 defeat to the Amarillo Sod Poodles on Friday night. Shawn Semple threw a quality start of six innings and just two earned runs for Arkansas but was the hard luck losing pitcher. 20-year old Yu-Min Lin threw six innings of his own allowing just one run on the way to earning the victory. Raffi Vizcaino worked the final two innings and collected his third save.

Moments That Mattered

* A.J. Vukovich hit an opposite field two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to put Amarillo up three.

* Down two, Arkansas could not capitalize on a leadoff double in the eighth and the opportunity to cut into the Sod Poodles’ lead.

Notable Travs Performances

* CF Jonatan Clase: 2-4, run, SB

* RHP Shawn Semple: L, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 K, HR

News and Notes

* Clase stole his 54th base which leads the Texas League.

* Arkansas was just 1-for-10 when batting with runners in scoring position.

Up Next

The series continues on Saturday night. There is a Julio Rodriguez ROTY Bobble Display giveaway to the first 1,000 fans and first pitch is set for 7:05. The game will also be broadcast on travs.com, the Bally Live App, milb.tv and mlb.tv.