Drillers Blow out Northwest Arkansas


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: May 7, 2011 10:49 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

SPRINGDALE, Ar. – It didn’t take long for the Drillers to establish what was going to happen in this game.

Tulsa burst out of the gates quickly and never let up in a 15-3 blowout of Northwest Arkansas on Saturday at Arvest Ballpark.

The Drillers got started quickly as Darin Holcomb singled to bring in Tim Wheeler and Ben Paulsen and take a 2-0 lead in the first.

It didn’t take Wheeler long to get back up to bat, for in the top of the second he blasted a three-run homer to increase the lead to 5-0.

After another run in the third, Tulsa topped itself again with a four-run fourth inning on three different RBI singles.

By the middle of the seventh inning, things were getting out of hand as the Drillers led 14-0.

Northwest Arkansas managed two runs in the seventh and another in the eighth, but it wasn’t near enough to chip away at the Drillers’ lead.

Juan Nicasio improved to 5-1 on the mound for Tulsa this season with the win.

Edgar Osuna got the loss for Northwest Arkansas.

The two teams will face each other again at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Springdale.