September 19, 2017 - Texas League (TL) - Tulsa Drillers
Drillers Championship Bid Falls Short
Tulsa's bid for its first Texas League Championship in 19 years ended with a 1-0 season-ending loss to Midland Sunday night at ONEOK Field. (Rich Crimi)
Tulsa, OK - Three years ago, in 2014, the Tulsa Drillers fell in Game 5 of the Texas League Championship series to the Midland RockHounds on a rainy Sunday. Fast forward three years to 2017 and the Drillers found themselves in an eerily similar situation. After rain delayed the start of Sunday night's Championship game 1 hour and 13 minutes, the Drillers found themselves down 1-0 early. And unfortunately, they would be unable to come up with the big hit to tie or win the game as the RockHounds claimed their fourth straight Texas League title with a narrow 1-0 victory at ONEOK Field.
The season-ending loss dampened an otherwise outstanding 2017 campaign for the Drillers. The club set the franchise record for most home runs as a team with 168 while also setting the Tulsa professional baseball record with 15 consecutive home wins. Matt Beaty won the Texas League Player of the Year honor while also becoming the first Driller in franchise history to win the league's batting title. And four different players on this year's club made it all the way to Los Angeles for their big-league debuts.
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2018 HOME OPENER!
vs. Frisco RoughRiders
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Drillers Championship Bid Falls Short with 1-0 Loss