Tulsa Comes Back To Top Cardinals


Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 11:45 pm
By: News On 6


The Tulsa Drillers sure appear to enjoy coming from behind lately and that's exactly what they did again on Tuesday en route to a 9-6 victory against Springfield.

The Drillers took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning when Ben Paulsen belted a two-run homer over the left field wall but the lead was short lived.

Springfield scored one run in the second before it caught fire in the third to a tune of five runs, making it a 6-2 Cardinals lead after three.

After a scoreless fourth inning, Tulsa got on a bit of a hot streak itself in the fifth. Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer to slice the Springfield lead to two. Then the Drillers wiped out the deficit completely when Nolan Arenado hit the Drillers' second two-run homer of the inning and third of the game to tie it at 6-6.

Tulsa reclaimed the lead in the sixth inning when Jimmy Cesario hit a ground-ball single into right field to score Chris Pettit.

Then Tulsa iced the victory in the seventh inning with two more runs coming off of Michael Mitchell and Lars Davis RBI singles.

The two teams will play again in Springfield on Wednesday at 7:08 p.m.