The Springfield Cardinals had a hard time making contact on Thursday in a 5-1 loss to the Tulsa. Driller starting pitcher Zack Parker (9-2) held the Cardinals to just four hits and one run over seven innings.
Tulsa got three runs in the first inning of Springfield starter Jeremy Cummings (1-1). He gave up a bases-loaded single to Corey Slavik to give the Drillers a 2-0 lead. Alvin Colvina also drove in a run with single to make it 3-0.
Springfield’s only tally was the result of Papo Bolivar’s RBI single to scored Juan Diaz, who led off the inning with a double.
The Cardinals played most of the game without manager Chris Maloney who was tossed in the top of the first inning. He was arguing an umpire’s decision to call Robinson Cancel’s failed attempt to steal second base.