The Tulsa Drillers are coming back to ONEOK Field for their longest homestand of the season following a short trip to Springdale, Arkansas. The Drillers will host the Naturals for 3 games June 11-12, the Cardinals for 4 games June 13-16 and the Travelers for 5 games June 17-20.
The homestand will feature a nationally televised game, 2 doubleheaders, 3 postgame fireworks shows, and 2 day games. The two doubleheaders will both begin at 5:05PM with the first pair of games on Friday, June 12 and the second pair on Thursday, June 18. Starting times for the two day games will be at 2:05PM on Sunday, June 14 and at 11:05AM on Monday, June 15. All other games will begin at 7:05PM.
The promotions will include two Thirsty Thursdays, the first 2015 Bark in the Park Night along with premium giveaways in Mickey Mantle Commemorative MVP Rings & Drillers Dodger Blue Jerseys. Events will also include a fireworks show after the ballgame on June 12 as well as back-to-back postgame fireworks shows with the News On 6 Friday Night Fireworks on June 19 and Tulsa's Channel 8 Grand Slam Saturday Fireworks on June 20.
A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.
Individual tickets for all twelve games, and any other game this season, 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.
Smile for the Camera: The Drillers will be getting some airtime this week with 2 different games being shown on local and national television. The first televised game will be the contest at Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, June 10th. Cox will air the game live in the Tulsa market with first pitch scheduled for 7:05PM. The second game will be a national broadcast on the CBS Sports Network right here in Tulsa at ONEOK Field on Thursday, June 11th as a part of the MiLB 10-game showcase during the 2015 season.
Let's Play Two: Fans will have the chance to get double the baseball action on Friday, June 12 and Thursday, June 18 as the Drillers will play doubleheaders to make up previously scheduled ballgames that were rained out. Each of the games will be for a scheduled 7 innings. Tickets purchased on the two respective nights will be good for admission to both games.
International Star in the Making: As the latest player signed out of the nation of Cuba, Hector Olivera appears to be the next Yasiel Puig for the Dodgers as the club signed Olivera to a 6-year, $62.5 million contract this past offseason. Olivera's debut with the Drillers on June 4th marked his first professional game in the US but he may not be in Tulsa for long. Dodgers management have gone on the record as saying they expect the former Cuban National Team star to be in the big leagues before the end of the 2015 season.