TULSA 7, Shreveport 6

Monday, July 30th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ The Tulsa Drillers scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Shreveport Swamp Dragons 7-6 Sunday night in a Texas League game.

Tulsa's Juan Piniella scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. Hank Blalock then hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the game-winning run.

Blalock drove in three runs in the game, including one on a home run in the sixth. In the next at bat, Kevin Mench hit his 18th homer of the season.

Erasmo Ramirez (3-0) pitched final inning for the win.

Jeff Verplancke (1-7) surrendered the runs in the ninth.