In what should make for a memorable 13th annual Mile High Fourth of July game for the Denver Outlaws (6-4), they will be looking to extend their winning streak to six straight games against the struggling Boston Cannons (3-6).
With four games remaining in the regular season, the Outlaws sit in third place in the MLL behind the Dallas Rattlers (8-2), and the Chesapeake Bayhawks (6-2) with plenty of room to still move up a spot or two before the end of the regular season.
Taking a look at the Cannons
One special story line to follow during this already special game will be the return of former Denver Pioneer face off specialist Trevor Baptiste, who was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick by the Cannons in the 2018 MLL Collegiate Draft earlier this year.
Although he is still acclimating to the speed of the MLL, Baptiste continues to dominate in the face off circle with a 52% win percentage (65-for-123), which should come as no surprise to Pioneer lacrosse fans who witnessed him the past four years during his time with DU.
Okay. That's enough. Give Trevor Baptiste the Tewaaraton and give it to him right now. pic.twitter.com/S1yWwqoJFq
— Jordie ? (@BarstoolJordie) May 20, 2017
Although the Cannons lack the same firepower that the Outlaws currently possess, there are still a few players on the Cannons roster who can make a difference in a game, including Cannons attackman James Pannell (27 points), Mark Cockerton (15 points), and Will Sands (17points).
How to catch the action
For fans who are able to attend, the face off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, where the Outlaws will host a post-game fireworks show for all of the fans and players to enjoy.