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Drillers to take on Springfield Cardinals and Arkansas Travelers during homestand

Published Friday, May 6, 2016

The Drillers will be returning to ONEOK Field for another 8-game homestand to face the Springfield Cardinals and Arkansas Travelers beginning Saturday, May 7.

The Drillers will host the Cardinals (Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) May 7-10 and the Travelers (Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) May 11-14.

There will be a variety of start times for the games to accommodate any fan's schedule. The four-game series against the Cardinals will start Saturday night and end Tuesday night with 7:05 PM first pitch times. The games in the middle on Sunday and Monday will begin at 1:05 PM and 11:05 AM respectively.

For the four-game set with the Travelers, the times will vary slightly as the series will begin with a midafternoon 4:05 PM start time on Wednesday, May 11 and end with a rare Saturday day game at 12:35 PM. The two games on Thursday and Friday will begin at the usual 7:05 PM time.

In addition to the matinee games, other promotions in the homestand will include:

  • Fireworks Shows on Saturday, May 7 and Friday, May 13
  • Second Jersey Giveaway of the year on Thursday, May 12
  • Nolan Arenado Bobblehead Giveaway on Saturday, May 14

 The complete promotional list for the homestand is below.

Individual tickets for all 8 games in the 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

SPARKPLUG IN THE LINEUP: Drew Maggi has been everything manager Ryan Garko could ask for thus far this season, as the utility player has led the Drillers with a .304 batting average, collected a team-leading 4 stolen bases, while seeing time at shortstop, third base and left field.

ROOKIE DUO DELIVERING: After beginning the season at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, Brock Stewart and Trevor Oaks have both gotten their Double-A tenures off to great starts while helping stabilize the Drillers starting rotation. Stewart comes into the homestand with a 2.12 ERA over his first three starts while Oaks boasts a similar 2.25 ERA through his first two appearances.

RECORD AGAINST OPPONENTS: The Drillers will get a chance to make up some ground during this homestand as they will face the top two squads in the North Division. Going into the week, the Drillers have a 44-46 record against the first place Cardinals while going 45-54 against the second place Travelers since 2010 when playing at ONEOK Field.

BEDLAM BASEBALL RETURNING: Directly following the final Drillers game of the homestand will be the highly anticipated Bedlam series between the OSU Cowboys and the OU Sooners. After playing Friday night's contest in Oklahoma City, the series will shift to ONEOK Field for the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon games. The Saturday night game will start at 7:30 PM with the Sunday game scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM.

TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE/PROMOTIONS (May 7 - May 14)

Saturday, May 7. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05 PM) - Gates Open at 6:00 PM

TULSA'S CHANNEL 8 GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

Fans will be treated to another fantastic fireworks show as the skies over ONEOK Field will be lit up yet again following Saturday's game. The night is brought to you by the Mobil Super Tour, Atwoods, Tulsa's Channel 8 and 106.9 K-HITS.

MOBIL SUPER BASEBALL TOUR WITH TOMMY JOHN

The former four-time MLB All-Star pitcher will be on hand Saturday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs until the bottom of the second inning. The Mobil Super Baseball Tour will also give Drillers fans the chance to sign up to win free product or oil changes at their tent.

Sunday, May 8 . . . Springfield Cardinals (1:05 PM) - Gates Open at 11:30 AM

2 WORKS FOR YOU KIDS EAT FREE SOUVENIR SUNDAY / MOTHER'S DAY TUMBLER GIVEAWAY

It's a 2 Works for You Kids Eat Free Souvenir Sunday and it's Mother's Day! The first 500 women to enter the stadium through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances will receive a free custom Mother's Day Drillers Tumbler cup. 

As if that's not enough motivation for moms to come out, all kids, aged 12 and under, will also get a Kids Eat Free Coupon that is redeemable for a free hot dog, milk and fruit.  It is all courtesy of the Green Country Chevy Dealers, 2 Works for You and 98.5 KVOO.

KIDS AND MOM CATCH ON THE FIELD

Before the game, mothers and their kids will have the chance to play catch on the field as a special Mother's Day celebration! Moms and kids wishing to participate are encouraged to arrive at the stadium at 11:30 AM through the Arvest Entrance and can enter the field from Section 101 of the seating bowl.  The memory making on the field will take place from 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM.

KIDS RUN THE BASES

After the game, kids can circle the bases of ONEOK Field! The line begins in the first row between Sections 103 and 104.

Monday, May 9. . . Springfield Cardinals (11:05 AM) - Gates Open at 10:00 AM

DAY BASEBALL

The homestand will continue with a matinee game! Come out and enjoy your lunchbreak at ONEOK Field presented by Tulsa Health Department and MIX 96!

SUGAR SHOCKERS ASSEMBLY

Prior to the game, the Tulsa Drillers and the Tulsa Health Department's "It's All About Kids" program will be hosting an educational assembly about healthy eating and exercise at the Greenwood Cultural Center. Any and all are welcome to attend with the assembly scheduled to begin at 9:15 AM, but anyone wanting to come must RSVP ahead of time as space is limited.

Tuesday, May 10 . . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05 PM) - Gates Open at 6:00 PM

2 WORKS FOR YOU $2 TUESDAYS

The latest edition of $2 Tuesdays is brought to you by the City of Tulsa: Focus on the Four program, 2 Works For You and 97.5 KMOD! Fans can purchase General Admission Lawn tickets for only $2 each, while all other tickets are discounted $3 off normal prices.

Fans can also buy Mazzio's pizza slices, boxes of popcorn, cotton candy and 21 oz Pepsi fountain drinks for just $2 each. In addition, the popular Dodger Dogs and ice cream sandwiches are being added to the discounted concession items lineup for 2016. Also, come by the Drillers Team Store and take advantage of $2 off blue, Drillers logo T-shirts.

Finally, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, it's $2 Shock Top Happy Hour! Shock Top bottles will be on sale for only $2 each at the beer carts located next to Siegi's Sausage Shack behind home plate and next to the BBQ Cart on the third base concourse.

CHANCE TO WIN EXCLUSIVE SEATS

Swing by one of the City of Tulsa: Focus on the Four tables located around the concourse and sign up for your chance to win 4 tickets to a Drillers Field Level Suite at a future game! 

Wednesday, May 11 . . . Arkansas Travelers (4:05 PM) - Gates Open at 3:00 PM

BUSINESS PERSON'S AFTERNOON BASEBALL

Don't miss the opportunity to get off work a little early to catch a baseball game at beautiful ONEOK Field! Come out and cure the mid-week blues with a little Happy Hour Drillers Baseball! The game is brought to you by INCOG Ozone Alert and AM 1170 KFAQ.

OZONE ALERT T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY

Come out and help raise awareness for supporting the environment as the first 1,000 fans through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances off of Elgin Avenue will receive a free Drillers Ozone Alert T-shirt!

Thursday, May 12. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05 PM) - Gates Open at 6:00 PM

2003 THROWBACK JERSEY GIVEAWAY

It's time for the second jersey edition of the 2016 Anniversary Season Jersey Series! The first 1,000 fans to come through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances with paid admission will receive a special, throwback 2003 Drillers jersey as we recall the good ol days of the early 2000's Drillers club. The giveaway is presented in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, FOX 23 and 103.3 The Eagle.

FILL THE BOAT

Bring a new or gently used lifejacket to one of the Corps of Engineers boats outside of the Arvest or Oil Derrick Entrances and receive a 2003 Throwback Jersey! These lifejackets will be brought to local lakes to help keep kids safe throughout the summer months.

THIRSTY THURSDAY

It's another Thirsty Thursday! 12 ounce servings of Budweiser and Bud Light draught beers and 16 ounce servings of Pepsi products will all be on sale for only $1 each. In addition, 24 ounce cups of Bud and Bud Light will also be available for just $2.50 each.

Friday, May 13. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05 PM) - Gates Open at 6:00 PM

NEWS ON 6 FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS

Following the game will be another beautiful News On 6 Friday Night Fireworks display of the season! Need we say more? It is presented by the Tulsa International Balloon Festival, News On 6 and K95.5 FM.

Saturday, May 14. . . Arkansas Travelers (12:35 PM) - Gates Open at 11:30 AM

TULSA'S CHANNEL 8 GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / NOLAN ARENADO BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY

Nothing gets a weekend started off on the right foot like coming to a baseball game! In addition, the first 1,500 fans to enter through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances will receive a complimentary Nolan Arenado bobblehead! The game and giveaway are presented by the Phillips 66, Tulsa's Channel 8 and 92.9 BOB FM.

FREE KIDS BASEBALL SKILLS CAMP

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. Any kids who participate in the clinic will also receive a free meal voucher. Kids wishing to participate are encouraged to arrive at the stadium at 11:30AM and can enter the field from Section 101 of the seating bowl. 

HALL OF FAMER STEVE CARLTON AND DARRELL EVANS APPEARANCE

Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton and Darrell Evans will appear at ONEOK Field courtesy of River Spirit Casino. Carlton, who played for the old Tulsa Oilers before reaching the majors, and Evans will throw ceremonial first pitches before the game. The duo will be available for a limited autograph session on the stadium concourse from 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM. 

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