Drillers Host Travelers Again 2.0
For the second time in a week, the Tulsa Drillers are hosting the Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) in a four-game series at ONEOK Field. The series will begin on Friday, July 22 and run through Monday, July 25.
All four games in the series will begin at 7:05PM.
The two teams split the earlier four-game set. For the season, the Drillers are 10-10 against the Travelers, including a 6-6 mark at ONEOK Field.
The headline promotion for the homestand will be an appearance by the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on Saturday, July 23. A group of 10 cheerleaders will perform before and during the game.
Other promotions will include Friday Night Fireworks following the opening game on July 22, Turn Back the Clock Night/50¢ Hot Dogs on July 24 and Dollar Dog Monday Night on July 25.
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.
Wheeler Tough On Travelers:Outfielder Tim Wheeler has enjoyed success against Arkansas this season. Wheeler has played in 19 of the 20 games against the Travs, hitting .319 with 7 home runs and 14 runs batted in.
Turpen Closer:Since moving into the closer’s role for the Drillers, reliever Daniel Turpen has appeared in 12 games, registering 7 saves. He has allowed runs in only two of those outings and has recorded a 2.19 ERA.
Hot In July:Second baseman Tommy Field’s bat has warmed up with the weather. In his first 17 games in July, Field was hitting .354 with 7 extra-base hits and 9 runs batted in.
Making History:On July 19, the Drillers did something that no Tulsa team has done in over 80 years. The seven home runs they hit in the game against Springfield matched the all-time Tulsa professional baseball record for most homers in a game by a Tulsa team. The record was first set in 1924 and then duplicated in 1929.
Chasing San Antonio:The big power night moved Tulsa to within four homers of San Antonio for most home runs in the Texas League this season. Through July 19, San Antonio had totaled 121 homers this season, while Tulsa had hit 117. In the month of July, the Drillers have hit 32 round-trippers, while the Missions have totaled 23.
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS (July 22-25)
Friday, July 22. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS / DINGER PERFORMS
The homestand begins with a bang as Friday Night Fireworks returns to ONEOK Field courtesy of Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills and Mix 96. Following the game, the skies of downtown Tulsa will light up with a spectacular fireworks display!
In addition, Colorado Rockies mascot, Dinger, will entertain and humor fans during the game with his crazy antics and skits.
Saturday, July 23. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS / BEAT THE HEAT SPLASH ZONE
It’s the biggest Grand Slam Saturday of the season as the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders come to ONEOK Field courtesy KFC and NewsChannel 8. Ten cheerleaders will perform on the field throughout the game. After their performances, they will be available for approximately 30 minutes along the concourse for autographs and photos.
Young fans are encouraged to wear their bathing suits and “beat the heat” with several great water activities on the outfield concourse. Stations will include two 18 ft. water slides and 32 ft. double, slip ‘n slide. A $5 wristband will allow kids to enjoy all the water activities plus all the games at Hornsby’s Hangout.
Sunday, July 24. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY / TURN BACK THE CLOCK NIGHT / 50¢ HOT DOGS / BEAT THE HEAT SPLASH ZONE / KIDS EAT FREE
It’s an ultimate night of promotions as the Drillers Turn Back the Clock to an earlier time. Drillers players will wear replica, 1948 Tulsa Oilers uniforms during the game and prices for ONEOK Field hot dogs will be rolled back to only 50¢ each while Crack Jack will be on sale for only $1.00 each. It’s all courtesy of 2 News Works For You and K95.5FM.
Young fans are encouraged to wear their bathing suits and “beat the heat” with several great water activities courtesy of EMSA and the Tulsa Fire Department. Stations will include two 18 ft. water slides, a 32 ft. double, slip ‘n slide and a giant waterspout. A $5 wristband will allow kids to enjoy all the water activities plus all the games at Hornsby’s Hangout.
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.
Lastly, 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.
Monday, July 25 . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
$1 DOG MONDAY NIGHT
It’s another $1 Dog Monday and dog owners can bring their best friend to the park to enjoy an evening of relaxation together courtesy of Southern Agriculture and 94.1, The Sound. In addition, the famous “Driller Dog” hot dogs will be on sale all evening long for only $1 each! All dogs are admitted FREE, but their owners must present proof of up-to-date vaccinations. Fans with dogs should enter the park through either the Oil Derrick Entrance or the Arvest (Brady Street) Entrance.