Pebble Report: Tulsa swept out of playoffs

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Tulsa was eliminated from the Texas League playoffs on Friday night, as Arkansas completed a three game sweep. Meanwhile, Grand Junction had a six run ninth inning to come away with the win.

Tulsa 2, Arkansas 5

Tulsa's 5-2 loss to the Arkansas Travelers resulted in a three game sweep and in the team being cut from the Texas League playoffs.  The team was not able to recover from a 3-run second inning and struggled in building any offensive momentum.  Dustin Garneau and Tom Murphy drove in two runs in the fourth inning, but the offense had an otherwise quiet game.  The team had only six isolated hits and three walks.  Angelys Nina, Garneau, and Murphy each grounded out in the inning to end the game.

Eddie Butler allowed five runs (only four earned) on seven hits and a walk in 4.2 innings of work.  He induced 5 flyouts to only six groundball outs, and struck out three batters.  Joe Gardner pitched three innings of two-hit ball, and Mike Marby induced an infield pop up for Arkansas' final out of the game.

Grand Junction 7, Orem 4

Grand Junction came away with the win in their prepenultimate game of the regular season.  After trailing 4-1 from the third inning on, the team came back with a six run ninth inning to secure their 34th win of the season.  The team's seven runs came off of 10 hits, including five doubles and a three-run home run from Ryan McMahon.  It was McMahon's 11th homer of the season and came with two outs in the ninth inning.  Dom Nunez went 3-for-4 with two doubles.  Raimel Tapia had two hits and walk, but was caught stealing twice.

Logan Norris started for Grand Junction, and in his three innings of work gave up half of the Orem Owlz' hits, and all of the team's runs on the night.  Daniel Palo, Scott Firth, Dylan Stamey, and Carlos Yan Combined to pitch six innings of four-hit ball.  Stamey earned the win to improve to 4-1 and Yan earned his second save of the season.

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