Drillers Promotional Schedule For July 14 – July 17
The Tulsa Drillers return to ONEOK Field for a brief four-game series against the Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) that will run from July 14-17. It will be the first of two four-game sets with the Travelers in Tulsa during a 12-day period.
Arkansas won the first-half North Division title and has again been atop the standings for much of the second half. So far this season, the Drillers and Travelers have split their 16 meetings, with each team compiling an 8-8 record in its own park.
All four games in the initial series against the Travelers will begin at 7:05PM.
The series has been labeled Beach Party Weekend with the promotions lineup including Margaritaville Night and Thirsty Thursday on July 14, Friday Night Fireworks on July 15 and Grand Slam Saturday and Drillers Beach Towels on July 16.
The homestand will conclude with Family FunDay Sunday and Super Splash Day on July 17.
A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.
Tickets for all four games are now on sale at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office at 201 N. Elgin Ave.and at TulsaDrillers.com. Tickets are also available by calling the Ticket Office at (918)744-5901.
Holcomb At Home: Third baseman Darin Holcomb has found ONEOK Field to be to his liking. He is second on the Drillers with a .302 batting average in home games this season. Scott Beerer leads Tulsa with a .311 average at ONEOK Field.
Friedrich Stingy: Christian Friedrich has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start since April 27. In his last eight starts, Friedrich has compiled a 2.42 ERA, dating back to May 30.
Turpen Time: Daniel Turpen has not allowed an earned run in seven outings against Arkansas this year. The reliever has surrendered only five hits and no walks in 10.2 innings against the Travs.
Driller Killer: Former University of Oklahoma pitcher Garrett Richards has accounted for nearly half of the Travs’ wins against the Drillers this season. Richards is 3-1 in four starts against Tulsa.
Wheeler HR Pace: Tim Wheeler hit 24 home runs inTulsa’s first 88 games, a pace that would give him a chance to break the season, franchise record of 32 homers co-held by Kevin Buckley (1983) and Bubba Smith (1996).
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS (July 14-17)
BEACH PARTY WEEKEND!!!
Thursday, July 14. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
MARGARITAVILLE NIGHT / THIRSTY THURSDAY
One of the most fun promotions of the year returns to ONEOK Field with Margaritaville Night compliments of Saint Francis Health Zone and Star 103! Get out your flip-flops and your Hawaiian shirts and enjoy the soothing sounds of Something Steel as well as $5 margaritas and buy one, get one free cheeseburgers in paradise! The Parrot Head Club of Tulsa will be passing out leis to the first 2,000 fans, and it is also a Thirsty Thursday with 12 ounce servings of Miller Lite and Coors Light and 21 ounce servings of Pepsi products on sale for only $1 each.
Friday, July 15. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
Beach Party Weekend continues with Friday Night Fireworks at ONEOK Field, presented by Cox. Concession stands will feature $2 Coronas, $5 pina coladas and $4 teriyaki chicken and pineapple sandwiches!
Saturday, July 16. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / BEACH TOWELS
It’s a Grand Slam Saturday and first 1,500 fans of all ages will receive a colorful, Drillers beach towel that features Hornsby and downtown Tulsa, compliments of Pepsi and News Channel 8.
Tulsa players will be wearing special beach-themed jerseys that will be available via auctions during the game with proceeds benefiting the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Beach Party concessions specials will include $3 lemonade servings, $5 strawberry daiquiris and $4 Big Kahuna Burgers with pineapple.
Sunday, July 17. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY / SUPER SPLASH DAY / KIDS EAT FREE
ONEOK Field will be turned into a water park with fun water slides and games courtesy of EMSA, the Tulsa Fire Department and Bounce Toyz. Activities will include two 18 ft. water slides, a 32 ft. double, slip ‘n slide and a giant waterspout.
The first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher that is redeemable for a free hot dog, milk, and an ice cream dessert at the concession stands courtesy of Borden Dairy, K95.5FM and 2 News Works For You.
From 6:15-6:30PM, a pair of Drillers players will be in Black Gold Outfitters signing autographs for all fans. After the game, all kids will be allowed on the field to run the bases.
Beach Party food and beverage specials will feature $2 pineapple snow cones!