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NATURALS DOMINATE MISSIONS IN 8-2 SERIES FINALE WIN

Pratto hits league-leading 12th home run of the season in victory
June 21, 2021

Northwest Arkansas came out of the gates scoring Sunday and maintained a comfortable lead all afternoon long, with an 8-2 win over the San Antonio Missions to split the week-long series. Nick Pratto** (MLB Pipeline’s No. 9 Royals prospect) launched his Double-A-best 12th home run of the season in the

NATURALS FALL 6-5 AS MISSIONS RALLY LATE

June 21, 2021

For the first time since May 28th, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals did not hit a home run, falling to the San Antonio Missions Saturday night, 6-5. The homerless night snapped an 18-game stretch that spanned just over three weeks of consecutive games with at least one home run. Bobby Witt

DUNGAN FALLS DOUBLE SHY OF CYCLE IN LOSS TO MISSIONS

June 19, 2021

Clay Dungan* came a double shy of the cycle and Bobby Witt Jr.* went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in, but the San Antonio Missions offense overpowered the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in a 14-6 loss on Friday night. Dungan and Witt Jr. (MLB Pipeline’s No. 7 prospect in baseball) each

ALL NINE NATURALS SCORE IN 10-3 ROUT OF SAN ANTONIO

June 18, 2021

All nine Northwest Arkansas Naturals hitters scored at least once and seven of the nine recorded hits on Thursday night, in a 10-3 win over the San Antonio Missions. The complete team effort pushed the Naturals back to .500, the club’s second consecutive win and fourth over San Antonio this

WITT COMES UP SINGLE SHY OF CYCLE IN 3-2 NATURALS WIN

June 17, 2021

Bobby Witt Jr.* came a single shy of the cycle, Drew Parrish allowed just one hit in a five-inning start and *Dylan Coleman struck out the side in the ninth to close the door in a 3-2 win for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals over the San Antonio Missions on Wednesday

NATURALS OPEN SAN ANTONIO SERIES WITH LOSS

June 16, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals were only able to scratch across three runs on four hits Tuesday night, opening their series on the road with the San Antonio Missions with a 5-3 loss. For the Double-A best 15th game in a row, the Naturals left the yard with a home run,

PRATTO AND MELENDEZ GO BACK-TO-BACK AS NATURALS SETTLE FOR SERIES SPLIT IN FRISCO

June 14, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals had to settle for a series split on the road against one of the Double-A Central’s best teams, falling to the Frisco RoughRiders by the score of 8-4 in the series finale Sunday evening. Nick Pratto* (MLB Pipeline’s No. 9 Royals’ prospect) and MJ Melendez* (MLB

NATURALS STAY AHEAD OF RIDERS ALL NIGHT IN 6-2 WIN OVER FRISCO

June 13, 2021

Clay Dungan homered in the first inning and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals maintained that lead all night long, beating the Frisco RoughRiders 6-2 on Saturday night at Riders Field. Dungan, hitting third in the order for the first time all season, sent a ball over the right field field for

SERIES IN FRISCO EVENS WITH BACK-TO-BACK LOSSES

June 12, 2021

After opening up a series against the Frisco RoughRiders with two wins, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals have fallen each of the last two nights, 10-3 and 10-7, to even the series at two wins a piece. Thursday night at Riders field was all Frisco, despite early scoring from Northwest Arkansas.

12TH MULTI-HOMER GAME OF SEASON PUSHES ROAD WIN STREAK TO FIVE

Royals No. 13 prospect Melendez hits two-run shot in first inning
June 10, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals sent multiple balls over the fence for the 12th time through 29 games in 2021, topping the Frisco RoughRiders 7-4 in the second of a six-game series Wednesday night. It was the club’s fifth straight win on the road, dating back to May 21 and the

F̶O̶U̶R̶ THREE HOME RUNS OPEN SERIES IN FRISCO WITH WIN FOR NATURALS

Bobby Witt Jr., Nick Pratto, and Brewer Hicklen all homered in the victory
June 9, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals connected for three home runs in the first four innings and nearly had a fourth, but were able to edge out a 7-6 victory over the Frisco RoughRiders on Tuesday night to open up a 12-game road trip. Bobby Witt Jr.* (MLB Pipeline’s No. 7 prospect

MARCELO MARTINEZ NAMED DOUBLE-A CENTRAL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

The Naturals left-hander has been honored for his performance the week of May 31st through June 6th
June 7, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Ark – Minor League Baseball announced the Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for each of the respective Player Development Leagues and Naturals’ left-hander Marcelo Martinez* was named the Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week honor for his performance the week of May 31st through June 6th. Martinez

NATURALS GAME SUSPENDED AGAINST THE DRILLERS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH 

The Naturals were leading 1-0 in the top of the second with one out when the game was suspended due to rain
June 6, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Ark – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals game against the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was suspended today – Sunday, June 6th – with the Naturals leading 1-0 in the top of the second inning as a result of rain, which is forecasted to last

THREE HOMERS POWER NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TO 4-3 WIN OVER TULSA

Jones, Martin, and Carrasco all homer in the win over the Drillers
June 4, 2021

Despite trailing early, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals rallied back in the middle innings, using three home runs to beat the Tulsa Drillers at Arvest Ballpark by the final score of 4-3 on oFriday night. With one out in the fifth, Travis Jones* and Rudy Martin* went back-to-back with solo home

NICK PRATTO HONORED AS THE DOUBLE-A CENTRAL PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR MAY

The Naturals first baseman has been recognized for his outstanding play during the first month of the season
June 2, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Ark – Minor League Baseball announced the Pitcher and Player of the Month honors for each of the respective Player Development Leagues and Naturals’ first baseman Nick Pratto* took home the first-ever Double-A Central Player of the Month award for his outstanding performance during the month of May. Pratto

WITT HOMERS BUT NATURALS CANT’ KEEP UP WITH TULSA OFFENSE, FALL 9-1

June 2, 2021

Bobby Witt Jr. (MLB Pipeline’s No. 7 prospect in baseball) hit his eighth homer of the season in the first inning, but the Northwest Arkansas Naturals couldn’t cobble together anymore runs, falling to the Tulsa Drillers 9-1 on Wednesday night at Arvest Ballpark. Witt’s homer traveled 441 feet to center

MARTINEZ DOMINATES WITH 9 STRIKEOUTS IN 4-1 NATURALS WIN

June 1, 2021

Marcelo Martinez picked up his first win of the season, behind a dominant performance on the mound as the Northwest Arkansas Naturals picked up a 4-1 win over the Tulsa Drillers Tuesday night. Across 6.0 innings, Martinez allowed just one run on two hits, both to Tulsa’s Jeren Kendall, while

NATURALS ANNOUNCE MODIFIED TICKET EXCHANGE POLICY FOR JUNE 1ST TICKETS

Fans with tickets from the game on Tuesday, June 1st may exchange them for a ticket of equal value to the games against Tulsa on either Wednesday, June 2nd or Thursday, June 3rd
June 1, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Ark – Due to wet and cold conditions at Arvest Ballpark on Tuesday night, the Naturals have announced a modified ticket exchange policy for all fans with individual tickets to June 1st. Even though the game was played against the Tulsa Drillers, all individual tickets from June 1st –including

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: JUNE 1 – JUNE 6 

June 1, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Ark – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will be hosting the Tulsa Drillers (Double-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) for a six-game series to finish a stretch of 12 home games in 13 days at Arvest Ballpark. Tuesday, June 1 – Naturals vs. Tulsa Drillers, 7:05 P.M. (Gates at

RECORD-TYING SEVEN HOME RUNS POWER NATURALS TO 12-2 WIN OVER MISSIONS

Bobby Witt, Jr. hit three home runs in the big win over San Antonio
May 31, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals mashed seven home runs Sunday night in a 12-2 win over the San Antonio Missions, including three from top Royals prospect Bobby Witt Jr. (MLB Pipeline’s No. 7 prospect in baseball). Seven homers by the team in a single game ties a record set in Springfield

NATURALS PITCHERS HOLD MISSIONS TO THREE HITS IN SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER

Jon Heasley came an out away from seven no-hit innings in the Game 2 win
May 29, 2021

Four Northwest Arkansas Naturals pitchers combined to hold the San Antonio Missions to four hits across Friday’s two seven-inning games, as the Naturals split the doubleheader with the Missions, 3-2 and 6-0. In the second game, Jonathan Heasley (MLB Pipeline’s No. 13 Royals’ prospect) came one strike away from throwing

NATURALS GAME AGAINST THE MISSIONS IS POSTPONED ON THURSDAY, MAY 27TH 

The two clubs will play a doubleheader on Friday, May 28th with Game 1 at 5:05 p.m.
May 27, 2021

SPRINGDALE, Ark – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals game against the San Antonio Missions, the Double-A Affiliate of the San Diego Padres, has been postponed tonight – Thursday, May 27th – due to heavy and consistent rain at Arvest Ballpark that is forecasted to last through the night. Tonight’s game has

NATURALS CAN’T KEEP PACE WITH MISSIONS, FALL 10-7

May 27, 2021

While the San Antonio Missions scored three runs in each of the first two innings, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals were never out of the game, scoring in five of the night’s nine innings, but fell short, losing 10-7. Northwest Arkansas scored one run in each the first, second, third and

COMEBACK EFFORT FALLS SHORT IN 7-5 LOSS TO SAN ANTONIO

1B Nick Pratto goes 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of RBI in the defeat
May 26, 2021

Despite brining the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals came up short Tuesday night, falling to the San Antonio Missions 7-5. Marcelo Martinez looked good over the first couple of innings for his start, retiring six in a row after giving up a

HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: MAY 25 – MAY 30 

May 25, 2021

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will host the San Antonio Missions (Double-A Affiliate of the San Diego Padres) for a six-game series to begin a stretch of 12 games in 13 days at Arvest Ballpark. Tuesday, May 25 – Naturals vs. San Antonio Missions, 7:05 P.M. (Gates at 6 P.M.) JOHNSONVILLE