Drillers Fall To Frisco Despite Solid Pitching Performance

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 10:52 pm
By: News On 6

The Tulsa Drillers were unable to overcome a big third inning for the Frisco RoughRiders, Wednesday night, falling to Frisco, 4-3.

The Drillers wasted an excellent pitching performance from starter Parker Frazier, who went eight innings and scattered nine hits and four walks. He took the loss for giving up the four runs, dropping to 4-13 for the season.

Cody Buckel picked up the win for the RoughRiders, while Ross Wolf got her fifth save of the season.

Tulsa struck first in the bottom of the first inning, with Ben Paulsen roping an RBI single that scored Nolan Arenado.

It was scoreless until the RoughRiders had their big third inning. After Jurickson Profar walked, Chris McGuiness hit his 21st home run of the year. The next batter, Ryan Strausborger, singled, and then Tommy Mendonca hit his first home run of the year to finish the scoring spree.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Drillers cut the lead to one, on a two-run homer by Michael Mitchell, but that's as close as the Drillers could get. Tulsa put two men on with no outs in the seventh inning, but was unable to score either runner.

The two teams will continue their three-game series tomorrow night at ONEOK Field at 7:05 p.m.