Tulsa Swept in Springfield

Tulsa's Bats Silenced in Three Games at Springfield

By Tulsa Drillers | May 31, 2019 12:27 AM

The Tulsa Drillers finished up their three-game series against the Springfield Cardinals with a doubleheader on Thursday night, and dropped both games. 

Game one saw the Drillers bats silenced as they managed only one run in a 5-1 defeat. Victor Gonzalez started the game and allowed three runs in his outing. 

The bats picked up for Tulsa in game two, but it wasn't enough as Springfield took the finale 6-3. Michael Bowden made the game two start and allowed five runs in four innings of work. 

Game 1:

*Springfield took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. First baseman Chris Chinea singled with runners on the corners to knock in the first run of the game. Later in the inning, Dylan Carlson hit a two-run single, bringing the Springfield lead to 3-0.

*The Cards upped the lead to 5-0 in the sixth. With the bases loaded, a hit by pitch and a fielder's choice resulted in two more runs.

*The Drillers only run in the opener came in the seventh inning on a solo home run off the bat of Chris Parmelee.

*The high-powered Tulsa offense was held to six hits and only one run in game one.

*Parmelee was the only Driller to have multiple hits in the game.

Game 2:

*Springfield struck first in the second inning after an error by Cody Thomas brought in a run for the Cardinals. Rayder Ascanio then hit a two-run home run that put the Cards on top 3-0. 

*Tulsa got its first run in the third. With the bases loaded, Angelo Mora hit a sacrifice fly that plated Bowden.

*Tulsa tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth after a pair of RBI singles by Jordan Procyshen and Logan Landon. 

*Springfield regained the lead in the fourth when Chinea hit a two-run home run.

*With the bases loaded in the fifth, former Driller Johan Mieses grounded out to give Springfield a 6-3 lead. 

*Thomas was the only Driller to record a multi-hit game, going 2-4.

UP NEXT: Tulsa at Arkansas, Friday, May 31, at 7:10 PM at Dickey-Stevens Park in North Little Rock, AR. RHP Dustin May (2-4, 3.83 ERA) vs RHP Darren McCaughan (3-3, 3.42 ERA)

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

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