LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Steffan Majer retired 11 Tulsa batters

in a row Thursday night and Ric Christian drilled a two-run

double, lifting Arkansas to a 6-2 nightcap victory and a

doubleheader sweep.

The Travelers took advantage of five Drillers' errors to

win the first game, 6-5.

Arkansas' three-game winning streak is its longest of the

season and pulled the Travelers within 1 1/2 games of the Eastern

Division third-place Drillers in a battle of teams with

the worst records in the Texas League.

The two teams will continue their seven-game series (Arkansas

leads 3-1) with a single game Friday night and a doubleheader

Saturday night before the Drillers return to open a six-day

homestand against Shreveport in Tulsa. Friday's probable

starting pitchers are Mike Campbell (2-2) for Tulsa and

Luis Faccio (1-2) for Arkansas.

A crowd of 2,366 turned out at Ray Winder Field and watched

Majer (2-1) retire 11 in a row before walking Jeff Frye

and Ozzie Hernandez to open the sixth. Majer was replaced

by Dave Richardson, who walked Mike Burton to load the bases

with none out. Ivan Rodriguez lined out before Paco Burgos

singled to score Frye.

But Richardson fanned Donald Harris and Rod Morris to quell

the Drillers' comeback hopes.

Tulsa loser Everett Cunningham (0-3), making his first start

of the season, left in the fifth after a walk and one-out

single. But Christian greeted reliever Barry Manuel's first

pitch with a two-run double off the left-field wall.

The Travs scored two in the second on a single by Jose Fernandez

and a double by Cliff Brannon. Fernandez scored on a groundout

and Brannon was plated by a wild pitch.

Luis Martinez walked and stole second in the sixth, scoring

on Brannon's single. Brannon tallied on a single by Joe

Federico against Tulsa's third pitcher, Rob Brown.

The Drillers committed five errors in the first four innings

of the opener, including two in a row in the second inning.

Christian reached when Frye was unable to handle Hernandez'

throw on a forceout at second, loading the bases. Burgos

followed with a throwing error, allowing both Steve Fanning

and Christian to score.

Arkansas' John Sellick clubbed a two-run homer, his eighth,

in the third.

Still, the Drillers muffed a golden opportunity to at least

tie the game in the seventh. Harris led off with a double

and scored on Frye's single. Hernandez doubled, Frye stopping

at third, but reliever Troy Salvior retired the next three

batters to pick up his third save.