The Tulsa Drillers will be returning to ONEOK Field this weekend for a short, 4-game homestand where they will face the Arkansas Travelers, Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, beginning Friday, May 19.
The series will run from Friday, May 19 through Monday, May 22 and will feature several different start times.
Friday and Saturday's games will begin at 7:05 PM. For Sunday, May 21 the game will begin at 1:05 PM. That will be followed by another day game on Monday, May 22 with first pitch set for 11:05 AM as the Drillers wrap up the homestand.
In addition to the day games, other promotions in the homestand will include:
- Miss Oklahoma Appearance on Friday, May 19
- Back-to-Back Postgame Fireworks Shows on Friday, May 19 & Saturday, May 20
- Drillers Specialty Baseball Giveaway for Kids on Sunday, May 21
- Daytime Baseball on Monday, May 22
The complete promotional list for the homestand is below.
Individual tickets for the 4-game homestand are currently available for purchase online at TulsaDrillers.com, in person at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office (201 N. Elgin Avenue) or over the phone at (918) 744-5901.
NOTES OF INTEREST
DIGGING THE LONG BALL: Through the first 36 games of the season, the Drillers currently lead the Texas League with 40 round-trippers as a club. They also lead the league in OPS (.751) and slugging percentage (.427).
FARMER NAMED TEXAS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Speaking of offensive performances, Tulsa catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer was recently honored for his hitting exploits by being named the Texas League Player of the Week for the period of May 8-14. During that stretch, Farmer batted .632 with a .667 on-base percentage to lead all Minor League qualified hitters.
HURLERS STEPPING UP: The Tulsa pitching staff has not been slacking either as it has delivered some quality numbers as well. As a staff, the club has a 3.59 ERA which is good for the best mark in the Texas League North Division, while ranking as the second lowest in the league behind only the San Antonio Missions. The achievement is thanks in large part to the Tulsa bullpen where Corey Copping, Michael Johnson, Karch Kowalczyk, Edward Paredes and Yaisel Sierra all have ERA's at or under 3.00.
RECORD AGAINST OPPONENT: The Drillers will enter the homestand with an overall record of 54-61 against the Travs when playing at ONEOK Field. This season has gotten off to a better start though as Tulsa claimed three out of four games against Arkansas when the two clubs last played in town at the end of April.
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE/PROMOTIONS (May 19 - May 22)
Friday, May 19. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05 PM) - Gates Open at 6:00 PM
MISS OKLAHOMA APPEARANCE
The reigning 2016 Miss Oklahoma, Sarah Klein, will be in attendance at the game this evening. She will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and will then be available on the concourse behind home plate to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.
NEWS ON 6 FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
Following the game will be another fantastic News On 6 Friday Night Fireworks display! It is presented by News On 6 and K95.5 FM.
Immediately following the fireworks, the postgame party at the new Busch Scoreboard Bar will get underway. The River's Edge Band will be playing next to the bar where fans will be able to enjoy 24 oz. domestic drafts for just $4 each.
Saturday, May 20. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05 PM) - Gates Open at 6:00 PM
TULSA'S CHANNEL 8 GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Fans will be treated to back-to-back fireworks shows this weekend as the skies over ONEOK Field will be lit up yet again following Saturday's game. The night is brought to you by Muscogee Creek Nation Behavioral Health, Tulsa's Channel 8 and 102.3 & 740 KRMG.
Immediately following the fireworks, the postgame party at the new Busch Scoreboard Bar will get underway. The Aviator's will be performing next to the bar tonight where fans can enjoy 24 oz. domestic drafts for just $4 each.
Sunday, May 21 . . . Arkansas Travelers (1:05 PM) - Gates Open at 11:30 AM
2 WORKS FOR YOU KIDS EAT FREE SOUVENIR SUNDAY / DRILLERS BASEBALL GIVEAWAY
It's another 2 Works for You Kids Eat Free Souvenir Sunday and the first 500 fans, ages 12 and under, to enter the stadium through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances will receive a sweet, Drillers-themed specialty baseball!
All kids, 12 and under, will also get a Kids Eat Free Coupon that is redeemable for a free hot dog, piece of fruit and drink. It is all courtesy of the Green Country Chevy Dealers, 2 Works for You and 106.9 K-HITS.
FREE KIDS BASEBALL SKILLS CLINIC
Before the game, youth baseball and softball players will be allowed onto the field for a clinic with the Drillers players. The clinic will run from 11:45 AM-12:15 PM. Kids wishing to participate are encouraged to bring their glove and arrive at the stadium at 11:30 AM through the Arvest Entrance off of Elgin Avenue and can then enter the field from Section 101 of the seating bowl.
OREO STACKING CONTEST
Reasor's is challenging Drillers fans to come test their Oreo stacking skills at ONEOK Field during select games throughout the season for the chance to be named the 2017 Master Stacker! Everyone aged 6-11 is encouraged to compete with a parent or guardian to see who can create the tallest stack of Oreo cookies in 30 seconds without it toppling over. Visit the Reasor's and Nabisco Oreo booth today and on June 4 to see how you stack up!
KIDS RUN THE BASES
After the game, kids can circle the bases of ONEOK Field courtesy of Nabisco and Reasor's! The line begins in the first row between Sections 103 and 104.
Monday, May 22. . . Arkansas Travelers (11:05 AM) - Gates Open at 10:00 AM
The homestand will wrap up with one more day game! Come out and enjoy your lunchbreak at ONEOK Field presented by Mix96.
2 WORKS FOR YOU EDUCATIONAL WEATHER PROGRAM
Get here early to check out the pre-game educational program that will be put on by new 2 Works for You Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier and the station's Weather Team about how different kinds of weather forms and what to do in dangerous weather situations. It will take place inside the stadium, starting when gates open at 10:00 AM. This will be especially geared towards kids in the Elementary to Middle School age range.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.