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Drillers take game two of TL Finals in a jaw dropping slugfest

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Jeter Downs
Jeter Downs hit three home runs in the Drillers’ 18-9 win over Amarillo.
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

The Drillers and Sod Poodles played a wild game of 26 combined hits, 20 going for extra bases.

Player of the day

The legend of Jeter Downs continues to grow in Tulsa. Down hit three home runs in game two of the Texas League Championship, going four for five with five runs scored. Downs is now hitting .500 in the Texas League playoffs, with an OPS over 2.

Double-A Tulsa

The Drillers and Sod Poodles (Padres) played a wild affair in Amarillo, with Tulsa surrendering eight runs in the first inning before outscoring Amarillo 15-1 over the final eight frames to win 18-9. Downs paced the offense with three home runs and five total runs scored. Donovan Casey and Connor Wong matched Downs with four hits, with Wong hitting three doubles and Casey hitting a pair of home runs. The Drillers combined for 18 hits and nine (!) home runs.

Leo Crawford could not exit the first inning, surrendering seven runs, five earned, while recording just two outs. The bullpen held the Sod Poodles at bay over the final eight frames, led by Michael Boyle’s three innings of one run ball to pick up the win.

Wednesday scores

Tulsa 18, Amarillo 9

Thursday schedule

No games scheduled for today.