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Naturals win season opener over Travelers

Northwest Arkansas rides three homer game to victory

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Tuesday the Northwest Arkansas Naturals won their season opener over the Travelers, 7-4. It was the Naturals first baseball game in over two years.

MJ Melendez had two home runs on the night. Nick Pratto had a home run as well in the win.

Getting the Opening Day start John Heasley allowed two runs in three plus innings of work.

Royals #1 prospect Bobby Witt Jr. went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts in his first Double-A game. 

These two teams are back at it Wednesday night for game two of a six game series.

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