Wichita 2, Tulsa Drillers 1, 11 innings

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 8:38 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Dee Brown singles and scores on a groundout by Angel Sanchez in the 11th inning, lifting the Wichita Wranglers to a 2-to-1 win over the Tulsa Drillers in the first game of the Texas League North Division playoffs.

Alvin Colina's solo home run in the fifth inning Tuesday night put Tulsa ahead 1-nothing, but Sanchez singled home Donnie Murphy with the tying run for the Wranglers in the ninth.

Tulsa had runners on second and third base with two outs in the bottom of the 10th, but Ian Stewart grounded out, ending the threat.

Brown opened the Wranglers' half of the 11th with a single to center field. One out later, Kila Kaaihue doubled, sending Brown to third.

Sanchez followed with his RBI groundout off Jentry Becksted, the Drillers' fourth reliever of the game.

Devon Lowery retired the Drillers in order in the bottom of the 11th to record the save. Gabe DeHoyos pitched two innings of relief to pick up the win for the Wranglers.

The second game of the best-of-5 series will be tonight in Tulsa.