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Travs Walk-Off Naturals for Sweep and 7th Straight Win

Arkansas secures first six game series sweep under current scheduling format
The Travelers mobbed Jonatan Clase after his game-winning hit. (Mark Wagner)
May 14, 2023

North Little Rock, AR—Jonatan Clase delivered a walk-off hit in the ninth inning sending the Arkansas Travelers to a six game sweep of their in state rival Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Dickey-Stephens Park. It was the Travs seventh consecutive win. The game was tied from the

North Little Rock, AR—Jonatan Clase delivered a walk-off hit in the ninth inning sending the Arkansas Travelers to a six game sweep of their in state rival Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Dickey-Stephens Park. It was the Travs seventh consecutive win. The game was tied from the fifth inning on as both bullpens were outstanding until the Travelers finally broke though in the bottom of the ninth. Starter Juan Mercedes threw a strong five innings followed by a scoreless inning each from Collin Kober, Travis Kuhn, Devin Sweet and Isaiah Campbell.

Moments That Mattered

* Matt Scheffler helped Arkansas erase an early two-run deficit with a two-run single in the third inning that gave them the lead.

* Riley Unroe walked leading off the ninth, went to second on a wild pitch and to third on Tanner Kirwer’s infield hit setting the stage for Clase’s heroics.

Notable Travs Performances

* CF Jonatan Clase: 2-3, BB, RBI, 3 SB

* C Matt Scheffler: 2-4, 2 RBI

News and Notes

* Arkansas moves into a tie with Tulsa atop the North Division.

* It was the team’s second walk-off win in the last three games and fifth of the season.

Up Next

After a day off Monday, the Travs start a six game series at Wichita on Tuesday night. First pitch is at 7:05 and the game will be broadcast on 106.7 Buz2, the Bally Live App, milb.tv and mlb.tv.