Drillers' Bats Awaken, Pound Midland In 8-2 Win


Sunday, August 19th 2012, 10:22 pm
By: News On 6


The Tulsa Drillers had scored just nine runs combined in their last five games, but nearly matched that total in an 8-2 win over the Midland RockHounds Sunday night.

The Drillers pounded out 13 hits, and went 6-got-17 with runners in scoring position.

Parker Frazier got the win for Tulsa, scattering nine hits with no walks over seven and two-thirds innings. Sonny Gray took the loss for Midland.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Drillers, going back to last Sunday's 10-6 win over Midland. The Drillers had dropped the last three by the score of 5-1.

The RockHounds started the scoring in the bottom of the first, getting an RBI double from Anthony Aliotti that scored Conner Crumbliss.

The RedHawks rebounded in the top of the third inning on an RBI groundout from Warren Schaeffer.

OKC poured it on in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring a combined five runs on eight hits to establish a 6-1 lead.

Nolan Arenado added to the lead in the top of the seventh with a solo home run in the top of the seventh.

After a solo shot from Midland's Miles Head cut the lead to 7-2, Mike Zuanich knocked and RBI single in the top of the eighth to score Kiel Roling for the final margin.

The Drillers go for the series win in game three of the set with Midland tomorrow night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.