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April 3, 2024 – Texas League (TL)
Tulsa Drillers News Release

The Tulsa Drillers will face the Arkansas Travelers (Seattle Mariners affiliate) in their home opener at ONEOK Field on Tuesday, April 9. First pitch for the opener is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. with the first Fireworks Show of the season scheduled for after the game.

Historically, it will be the 47th opening day for the Drillers franchise and the 111th for professional baseball in the city of Tulsa, dating back to 1905.

The opener is the first game of a six-game series with the Travelers that will run for six straight days, through April 14. The second game of the series will start at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The next three games will all be evening games beginning at 7:00 p.m. before the series concludes with a 1:00 p.m. game on Sunday, April 14.

Opening Night festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an Opening Night Parade that will feature a number of area youth baseball and softball teams, stilt walkers, Hornsby, Drillers players and more! In addition, fans will receive Drillers 2024 Schedule Magnets when exiting the stadium.

This season’s promotional schedule will get off to a strong start with three of the season’s top giveaways coming in this first home stand.

On Thursday, April 11, the first 1,000 fans will receive Scott Hennessey bobbleheads, while the first 1,500 fans on Saturday, April 13 will get Drillers hoodies.

For the series finale on Sunday, April 14, the first 1,000 fans will receive Oily Snapback Caps. Fans will want to secure all three of these items.

The opening home stand will also include the first Friday Night Fireworks Show of the season on April 12.

A complete promotional schedule with descriptions is below.

Last season, the Drillers ended a three-game losing streak in home openers with a 7-0 victory over San Antonio. They have won only two of their past seven openers at ONEOK Field and are 6-7 in openers since moving into the downtown stadium.

Tulsa has faced Arkansas in one home opener at ONEOK Field, and it was the only opener at the stadium to go extra innings with the Drillers falling 6-4 to the Travelers in ten innings in 2019.

HOME OPENERS AT ONEOK FIELD

April 6, 2023: W vs. San Antonio 7-0

April 12, 2022: L vs. Amarillo 3-4

May 4, 2021: L vs. Amarillo 3-4

April 4, 2019 L vs. Arkansas 4-6 (10 Innings)

April 12, 2018: W vs. Frisco, 4-3

April 13, 2017: L vs. Midland, 5-7

April 14, 2016: L vs. Corpus Christi, 5-10

April 10, 2015: W vs. San Antonio, 10-4

April 3, 2014: W vs….

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