Drillers Drop Series Finale in Extras

Travs Come From Behind to Beat Drillers in Extra Innings

By Tulsa Drillers | May 12, 2019 8:02 PM

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Tulsa Drillers looked to gain more ground on the Arkansas Travelers in the Texas League North standings in their series finale Sunday afternoon. But, the Drillers failed to hold a late lead and were unable to score in extra innings and fell 7-6 in 11 innings. 

WHAT YOU MISSED:

*A pair of back-to-back solo home runs by the Travelers got the scoring started in the first. Evan White hit a homer on a high fly ball to center, then on the very next pitch, Dom Thompson-Williams followed with another homer to give the Travs a 2-0 lead. 

*Tulsa came back to tie the game 2-2 in the fifth. Steve Berman singled to center to bring DJ Peters and Zach McKinstry around to score.

*The Drillers took the lead in the sixth. After a single and a double put runners at second and third, McKinstry hit a sacrifice fly that scored Angelo Mora from third.

*Arkansas answered to retake the lead in the sixth. An error by Christian Santana allowed Donnie Walton to score, tying the game at 3-3. 

*Tulsa took the lead back in the top of the seventh. Berman and Logan Landon drew back-to-back bases loaded walks and Omar Estevez scored on a wild pitch to give the Drillers a 6-3 lead. 

*The Travelers scored another in the seventh when Walton singled, scoring Aaron Knapp from second to bring the score to 6-4.

*In the eighth, Arkansas' Chris Mariscal hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run to tie the game at 6-6. 

*The Drillers were unable to score in the tenth and eleventh innings.

*In the bottom of the eleventh Joseph Odom opened the inning with a sacrifice bunt, moving Mariscal from second to third. Walton would then give the Travis a 7-6 win with a walk-off single. 

*Starting pitcher Mitchell White had another good outing going 5.2 innings with seven strike outs and only two earned runs.

*Tulsa falls to 2.5 games back of the Travelers in the Texas League North standings.

UP NEXT: Tulsa at NW Arkansas, Monday, May 13 at 7:05 PM at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, AR. Tulsa pitcher TBD vs. RHP Connor Greene (2-2. 3.79 ERA).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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