Drillers Stave Off Elimination, Set Up Winner-Take-All Game Five


Sunday, September 9th 2012, 1:10 am
By: News On 6


Chris Petit and Tim Torres hit back-to-back homers in the second inning to lift the Tulsa Drillers to a crucial game-four victory over the Springfield Cardinals.

Tulsa entered Saturday night's contest facing a win-or-go-home scenario and responded with a 4-1 win. The back-to-back homers gave the Drillers a 3-0 cushion, and starting pitcher Brandon Hynick made that lead stand up. Hynick allowed just one run in six innings, striking out five.

Corey Dickerson added an RBI single in the seventh inning to increase the Tulsa lead to 4-1, and the Drillers' bullpen finished the job.

This victory sets up a winner-take-all game five Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in Springfield. If the Drillers win, they will advance to the Texas League Championship Series to face the Frisco RoughRiders.