Tulsa Drillers 12, Arkansas 5

Tuesday, August 29th 2006, 5:32 am
By: News On 6

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The Tulsa Drillers have 18 hits, including 8 for extra bases, in a 12 to 5 romp over the Arkansas Travelers.

Every Tulsa starter had at least 1 hit Monday night, and the top two players in the batting order, Doug Bernier and Seth Smith, had 3 each.

Bernier finished 3 for 6 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI's.

The Drillers quickly jumped ahead 3 nothing in the 1st, with Ian Stewart delivering a 2 run single off Arkansas starter Chris Hunter.

Stewart went 2 for 3 and drew 3 walks.

Already ahead 4 to 2, Tulsa added 3 runs in the 4th, 2 in the 5th and 3 in the 6th to take a 12 to 4 lead.

Hunter lasted only 3 2/3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 7 runs and 4 walks.

Tulsa starter Alberto Arias was the beneficiary of the Drillers' offensive outburst. Arias allowed 5 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings.

Relievers Jentry Beckstead and Joshua Newman combined to allow 2 hits.