Drillers defeat Springfield again

By Tulsa Drillers
TULSA–The Tulsa Drillers entered Sunday afternoon’s game against the Springfield Cardinals needing a win to avoid elimination in the Texas League North Division pennant race.

In a back-and-fourth contest that was tied going into the bottom of the ninth, the Drillers loaded the bases and sent pitcher Logan Bawcom to the plate to pinch-hit. Bawcom drew a four-pitch walk to give the Drillers an exciting 7-6 victory at ONEOK Field. Continue reading “Drillers defeat Springfield again”

Roughnecks remain winless

PHOENIX–The Tulsa Roughnecks FC winless run continued Saturday night in Arizona with a 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Rising FC. The match was decided in the first 45 minutes as Rising FC netted a pair of goals, and Jhon Pirez left the Roughnecks shorthanded with a pair of yellow cards. Continue reading “Roughnecks remain winless”

Energy FC wins second straight

OKC Energy FC
OKLAHOMA CITY–Energy FC won their second straight match by downing Rio Grande Valley FC 3-1 at Taft Stadium on Saturday evening.

Energy FC controlled the first few minutes of the match and following an Omar Ontiveros yellow card in the 5th minute, Jon Brown was awarded a free kick just outside of the penalty area.  Following that, Rio Grande Valley controlled much of the play which culminated in a goal by the aforementioned Ontiveros in the 15th minute.

As they did in their last match, Energy FC responded.  Following a scramble in the penalty area, Jon Brown freed the ball from the RGV keeper and got it to Jose Barril.  Then, Barril sent it toward the center of the penalty area where it bounded off a defender, right to Jaime Siaj who buried it in the 21st minute.

The remainder of the half saw the teams trade opportunities, but neither team could punch home a goal.

The Greens took the lead in the 53rd minute when Callum Ross scored his second of the season.  Philip Rasmussen served a perfect ball into the penalty area from a corner kick and Ross was there to head the ball in the net.

Energy FC stood tall in the latter moments of the second half, withstanding six corner kicks in the second half.  None more important than the final corner kick of the match in stoppage time.

Following the service by RGV, the ball was headed out of danger by Energy FC defender Shawn McLaws.  Because it was near the end of the match, RGV goalkeeper Nicolas Corti was forward in the box.  After the header, Energy FC forward Miguel Gonzalez collected the ball and raced the full length of the field toward the empty net.  He sidestepped one defender and was able to leisurely place the ball in the net.  The goal was his first of the season.

Energy FC’s defense withstood a potent RGV attack that fired 17 shots goalward and had 12 corner kicks on the night.  The 12 corner kicks is the most in franchise history by an Energy FC opponent.

After going 13 games without scoring multiple goals in a match, Energy FC has scored multiple goals in back-to-back matches, both wins.

The week was full for Energy FC as they played three matches in just over six days, with two of them on the road.  The Greens collected six of nine points.

After a tough week, Energy FC plays just once next week, at home Saturday against LA Galaxy II at 7:30 p.m.

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Dodgers open series with win over 51s

Dodgers’ pitcher Guillermo Moscoso threw five shutout innings in the win over the 51s Saturday night

By Oklahoma City Dodgers
OKLAHOMA CITYGuillermo Moscoso pitched five shutout innings and drove in three of the first four runs of the game in the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ 8-1 win against the Las Vegas 51s Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Continue reading “Dodgers open series with win over 51s”

Drillers take key game from NWA

By Tulsa Drillers
TULSA–The Tulsa Drillers remained in the thick of the Texas League’s pennant race Friday night, and they can thank pitcher Devin Smeltzer for it. The lefthander was outstanding in a critical matchup with Northwest Arkansas at ONEOK Field, blanking blanked the Naturals through the first seven innings and helping Tulsa to a 3-1 victory. Continue reading “Drillers take key game from NWA”

Sopko, Drillers down Naturals

Starting pitcher Andrew Sopko was outstanding in Tulsa’s 5-2 win Thursday night at ONEOK Field. (Matt Christensen)

By Tulsa Drillers.com
TULSA–With five games to play in the first half, and three games behind in the standings, the Tulsa Drillers entered Thursday night in a must-win situation against the first-place Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Continue reading “Sopko, Drillers down Naturals”