The Tulsa Drillers used two terrific outings from their starting pitchers Friday to sweep a doubleheader against the San Antonio Missions.
Josh Outman gave up four hits and two runs in four and two-thirds innings in the first game, and Cory Riordan pitched a one-hitter through five innings in the second game to propel the Drillers to the two victories.
In the first game of the doubleheader, the Drillers used a big fourth inning and four San Antonio errors to take a 6-2 win over the Missions.
San Antonio scored first in the top of the second inning on a Cody Decker two-run home run. The Missions held the 2-0 lead until the Drillers went off in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Consecutive singles from Angelys Nina and Ben Paulsen, followed by a walk to Corey Dickerson loaded the bases for Lars Davis. Davis roped a two-run single to right, scoring Nina and Paulsen. After Tim Torres was intentionally walked to load the bases, Warren Schaeffer was hit by a pitch, scoring Dickerson. Michael Mitchell was walked two batters later, scoring Davis.
The Drillers added a run in the fifth and sixth innings as well to account for the final margin.
Joey Williamson picked up the win for the Drillers, while Hayden Beard took the loss for San Antonio.
The second game was all about the pitching. Riordan, Tim Sexton and Coty Woods combined to limit the Missions to just two hits. San Antonio starter Eddie Kunz and reliever Dustin Pease held Tulsa to just six hits.
However, Tulsa needed just one to get a win. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Josh Rutledge blasted a home run to left field to lead off the inning to give the Drillers a 1-0 lead.
Coty Woods worked around a single and an error to record his 16th save this season and give the Drillers the 1-0 win.
The two teams face off in the series finale tomorrow at ONEOK Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.