Amarillo Blanks Drillers to Force Winner-Take-All Game 5 Sunday at ONEOK Field
TULSA - The 2019 Texas League Championship will come down to one, winner-take-all game Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field. The Amarillo Sod Poodles fought off elimination Saturday night and kept the Tulsa Drillers from claiming a second straight title with a 3-0 victory in downtown Tulsa.Sunday's Game 5 will determine
TULSA - The 2019 Texas League Championship will come down to one, winner-take-all game Sunday afternoon at ONEOK Field. The Amarillo Sod Poodles fought off elimination Saturday night and kept the Tulsa Drillers from claiming a second straight title with a 3-0 victory in downtown Tulsa.
Sunday's Game 5 will determine the 2019 Texas League Champion. If the Drillers win, it would be their second straight title and the first-ever crown they have won on their home field. If Amarillo wins, it would cap a memorable beginning for the franchise with its first title coming in its first year of existence.
Facing elimination with a loss,
A pair of defensive miscues from the Drillers gave Amarillo another insurance run in the sixth inning. Miller led off with a grounder to short that
One night after scoring just two runs in a Game 3 victory, the Drillers were blanked on just seven hits by a trio of Amarillo hurlers. Starter
The Drillers had opportunities, putting the leadoff man on base in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but could not score. In the fourth, they loaded the bases with just one out, but pinch-hitter
WHAT YOU MISSED
The two teams combined to score a total of 46 runs in the first two games at Amarillo. Since the series has switched to ONEOK Field, they have combined to score just five runs in two games.
Connor Wong and
The Drillers picked up a 2-0 victory in Game 3 despite being out-hit 5-4. Amarillo turned the tables in its 3-0 victory on Saturday, winning despite being out-hit 7-6.
Amarillo has announced that
Tickets for Sunday's finale will be available at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office starting at 10 a.m. Sunday morning. It's a Kids Free Day with free tickets for all fans, ages 14 and under.
UP NEXT: Game 5 of the Texas League Championship Series
Amarillo at Tulsa, Sunday, September 15, at 1:05 PM at ONEOK FIELD. RHP