Drillers Fall To Springfield

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 9:02 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Jose Martinez's two-out single in the 8th inning scores Casey Rowlett with the decisive run as the Springfield Cardinals beat the Tulsa Drillers 3-2 Sunday night in Texas League action.

The Drillers' starting pitcher, Zack Parker, drove home both of Tulsa's runs with a 2nd-inning single that put the Drillers ahead 2-1, but Parker allowed the Cardinals to tie the game in the 3rd, as Roweltt's sacrifice fly scored Juan Lucena.

Springfield starter Eric Haberer allowed 6 hits in 7 innings of work to move to 8-4. After Parker's single, Haberer retired 10 straight Tulsa batters.

Christopher Perez pitched a scoreless 9th inning for the Cardinals to record his 24th save of the baseball season.

Reliever Juan Morillo pitched the final two innings for the Drillers, taking the loss and falling to 4-4.