Drillers swing past Springfield Monday, 10-0

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Drillers claimed game three of the series with a 10-0 win against the Springfield Cardinals before 6,372 fans at ONEOK Field on Monday afternoon. 

Cardinals CF Harrison Bader extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a base hit in the seventh inning. 

Tulsa (12-18) powered in front in the bottom of the first inning against RHP Corey Baker (L, 2-1). With one on and two down, CF Alex Verdugo pulled a two-run shot to right field, followed promptly by a solo home run to left from LF Jacob Scavuzzo, lifting Tulsa into the 3-0 lead. 

Verdugo and the Drillers struck again in the second. With one on and two away, SS Brandon Trinkwon and C Kyle Farmer connected for consecutive two-out singles to load the bases. Verdugo then unloaded the bases with a grand slam to right field, swinging the Drillers ahead, 7-0. Verdugo finished with the two long-balls and six RBIs. 

Tulsa added a pair of unearned runs in the fourth, before a solo shot from RF Andrew Toles in the eighth accounted for the 10-0 final. 

Drillers RHP Scott Barlow (W, 1-2) kept the Cardinals (16-15) at bay through six scoreless innings, followed by scoreless relief from RHP Seth Frankoff (2.0 innings) and RHP Felipe Gonzalez (1.0 inning). 

Click here for the complete box score from Monday's game.