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The Amarillo Sod Poodles wrap up their trip to Arkansas before returning home on Tuesday

FILE- Sheng-Ping Chen of the Amarillo Sod Poodles throws a ground ball during the game earlier this season. (John E. Moore/Press Pass Sports)

It could be considered a successful trip to Arkansas for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, even if it didn’t quite end that way.

After picking up their first series win of the season by taking five of six at Northwest Arkansas, the Sod Poodles had a chance to break out of their series at the Arkansas Travelers with a split series on Sunday afternoon. However, they suffered their second shutout of the series as they fell 2-0 and ended up losing four of six in the series.

The Sod Poodles (23-28) had won five of six at Northwest Arkansas in the previous series, so they finished the trip with a 7-5 record. They will look to get their first home series win of the season when they return home for a six-game series in Hodgetown against the Tulsa Drillers, the first game beginning Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

If there was a series MVP for the Soddies, it was probably right-hander Billy Corcoran, who had two impressive starts. Corcoran more than deserved the decision he received Sunday as he threw six innings and gave up just two hits.

In Tuesday’s series opener, Corcoran got the Sod Poodles off on the right foot, giving up just one hit and one run to earn a 2-1 win.

However, the game was scoreless Sunday when Corcoran was relieved by Kyle Amendt, who was called up from Hillsboro a day earlier. Ben Williamson led off with a single for Arkansas, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ben Ramirez to make it 1-0. For good measure, Jake Anchia hit an insurance home run to make it 2-0.

The Sod Poodles got two runners on base with two outs in the eighth, but couldn’t cash in, and went down 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth.

Overall, the series was an offensive struggle for the Soddies. Their most runs scored in a single game came in Saturday’s 4-2 win as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second, sparked by JJ D’Orazio’s two-run double . That was enough to prop up starter Yilber Diaz, who threw five innings of one-hit, one-run ball for the win.

The pitching has been pretty solid for six days, though. In only one game, Thursday’s 8-3 loss, did the Sod Poodles give up more than five points.