Drillers Shut Down Springfield In Series Opener

Ben Paulsen is congratulated following his solo home run in the second inning against Springfield.

Five unanswered runs were enough for the Tulsa Drillers to pull off a 5-1 win over Springfield Friday evening at OneOK Field.

Ben Paulsen knocked out his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning, as part of a 2-4 performance.

It was Paulsen's only RBI of the evening which tied the game at 1. That score stood until the sixth inning when Tulsa put up four more runs.

The Drillers have won two games in a row and six of their last seven. The streak is part of a 15-6 overall record; the best in the Texas League.

Tulsa currently leads Northwest Arkansas by five games in the North Division. The Drillers and Cardinals continue their four-game series tomorrow evening at 7:05 p.m.