Drillers Split Lengthy Doubleheader

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: May 13, 2011 10:4 AM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Tulsa Drillers had a late night on Thursday, splitting a doubleheader with the Arkansas Travelers.

The first game was scheduled for seven innings, but ended up doubling in length when the Travelers finally broke a tie in the 14th inning to win 2-1.

The supposedly “short” game actually ended up lasting nearly four hours.

Tulsa hit its only run in the top of the first inning, only to be shut out for the final 13.

Ironically, Arkansas’ only run came in the bottom of the first, and the two teams went without a run for more than three hours.

Luis Jimenez finally broke through for Arkansas, knocking in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 14th.

Tulsa responded with a 4-1 win in the second game as pitcher Josh Sullivan held Arkansas scoreless through 4.2 innings.

The Drillers got three of their four runs in the fifth inning, including a two-run homer from Lars Davis as the game moved on into Friday morning.

Tulsa (19-13) will continue in its five-game series with the Travelers on Friday night at 7:10.