Drillers Allow Four To Score In The Eighth, Lose To Midland

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 11:09 pm
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Drillers were locked into a tight 1-1 game Saturday night, but Midland exploded with two outs in the eighth inning to clinch a 5-1 win.

Tulsa's Dan Houston and Midland's Shawn Haviland matched each other pitch-for-pitch, each going seven innings and allowing just one earned run.

Tim Sexton looked like he was going to continue the good work for Tulsa in the eighth, but with two outs and nobody on base, Sexton allowed three hits and two walks that ended up costing the Drillers four runs and their chance to win the game.

Tulsa's lone run came on a Jose Gonzalez RBI single in the fifth inning.

This was the fifth straight loss for the Drillers, and oddly enough the third consecutive loss by a 5-1 score.

Tulsa will look to break out of its current slump on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. in Midland.