Walk-Off Homer Lifts Drillers To Best Start In Team History - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Walk-Off Homer Lifts Drillers To Best Start In Team History

Posted: Updated:

The Tulsa Drillers are off to the team's best start ever, notching their 18th win in the month of April with Mike Zuanich's 3-run walk-off homer Monday that gave Tulsa a four-game sweep of the Springfield Cardinals.

The Drillers had been blanked all afternoon and trailed 2-0 heading to the bottom of the ninth. That's when Kiel Roling was issued a one-out walk and Kent Matthes was hit by a pitch.

Zuanich -- who entered the game batting just 172 with no home runs and no runs batted in -- took a 3-1 pitch to deep center field to end it.

The Drillers are now 18-and-6 and own a commanding six-game lead over Northwest Arkansas in the Texas League North Division.

The 18 victories in April top the previous best of 16 which was set in 1989, when future major league MVPs Sammy Sosa and Juan Gonzalez were on the team.

Tulsa has won nine of its last ten games and five straight. They will begin May by hitting the road for an eight-game trip to Arkansas. The Drillers will play at Arkansas through Friday, then will play at Northwest Arkansas Saturday through Tuesday.

Tulsa's next home game will be May 10th against Arkansas.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Drillers' Anderson Named Texas League Pitcher Of The Year

    Drillers' Anderson Named Texas League Pitcher Of The Year

    Tulsa's Tyler Anderson has been named the 2014 Texas League Pitcher of the Year. Anderson becomes only the fourth Tulsa hurler to win the award since the Drillers franchise entered the Texas League in 1977. The lefthander was also named to the TL's End of Year All-Star.More >>
    Tulsa's Tyler Anderson has been named the 2014 Texas League Pitcher of the Year. Anderson becomes only the fourth Tulsa hurler to win the award since the Drillers franchise entered the Texas League in 1977. The lefthander was also named to the TL's End of Year All-Star.
    More >>
  • Tulsa Wins Season-Opener In Double Overtime

    Tulsa Wins Season-Opener In Double Overtime

    The Tulsa Golden Hurricane opened up the season and American Athletic Conference play with a 38-31 double overtime win over Tulane.More >>
    The Tulsa Golden Hurricane opened up the season and American Athletic Conference play with a 38-31 double overtime win over Tulane.
    More >>
  • Jenks' Smallwood Among Potential Contributors To OU Offense In 2014

    Jenks' Smallwood Among Potential Contributors To OU Offense In 2014

    No. 4 Oklahoma expects its passing game to thrive, even without Dorial Green-Beckham.The 6-foot-6 receiver with NFL-level athletic ability left Missouri after off-the-field problems, and he transferred to Oklahoma hoping he could play this season.More >>
    No. 4 Oklahoma expects its passing game to thrive, even without Dorial Green-Beckham.The 6-foot-6 receiver with NFL-level athletic ability left Missouri after off-the-field problems, and he transferred to Oklahoma hoping he could play this season.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.