The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Sports

June 28, 2013

Outlaws, Griffons to play in Springdale

— A single game between the Joplin Outlaws and the Nevada Griffons will be featured during a Fourth of July event at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark.

The two MINK Leage teams will face off at 6 p.m. July 4 at the home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Double-A affilliate for the Kansas City Royals. With the Naturals on the road, the Outlaws and the Griffons will be the featured attraction during a night of baseball and fireworks.

Gates will open at 4:45 p.m. for the Fourth at the Field Fireworks Spectacular.

The evening includes a performance by the Wes Hart Band from 5-6 p.m.

Following the game, the fireworks show is scheduled to start about 9:05 p.m.

“Fourth at the Field has become a tradition in Northwest Arkansas and an event that fans of all ages can enjoy,” Naturals general manager Justin Cole said in a news release.

“The Joplin Outlaws and Nevada Griffons will each bring a unique baseball element to a great event.”

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 12-and-younger. All seating will be general admission.

Tickets may be purchased at www.nwanaturals.com or by calling 877-444-2637.

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