TULSA 9, Arkansas 1


Saturday, August 11th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Andy Pratt pitched a three-hit game and Juan Piniella hit his third homer of the season as Tulsa beat Arkansas 9-1 in a Texas League game Friday night.

Angel Diaz's lead-off home run in the second inning put Arkansas on the scoreboard first. But the Travelers didn't get any more opportunities after that.

Piniella scored an unearned run in the fourth to tie the game and Danny Solano hit a two-run single to give Tulsa a 3-1 advantage.

Kevin Mench added a two-run double in the fifth and Luis Taveras's sacrifice fly in the sixth put the Drillers up 6-1.

Piniella's two-run homer raised the score to 8-1 and Hafner added a run-scoring double in the eighth inning.

Pratt (7-8) struck out six in nine innings of play for the Drillers.

Jeff Hundley (2-6) suffered the loss.