July 2014

Inside the Northwest League – P.K. Park

Here is the third of seven features on the different ball parks in the Northwest League, as I tour P.K. Park in Eugene, Ore., the home of both the Oregon Ducks and the Eugene Emeralds.

Boise Hawks Alumni Report – July 12

AlumniReportHere is the latest Boise Hawks Alumni Report for games through July 11 – including over 150 former players that are still currently active in professional baseball.

July 12, 2014 – Alumni Report

Currently, there are 21 former Boise Hawks on Major League rosters.

Roster Moves – July 12

Cubs1The Boise Hawks, in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, have announced four roster moves prior to Game 2 of their three-game series in Eugene.

Tommy Thorpe and James Norwood, two pitchers from the 2014 draft class, will join the team from the Arizona Rookie League, while pitchers Greyfer Eregua and Alberto Diaz will join the Mesa Cubs.

Thorpe, a left-hander, returns to his home stadium tonight, as he was the Friday night starter for the Oregon Ducks.  The eighth-round pick posted an 11-4 record and a 2.14 ERA this spring, earning All Pac-12 honors in leading U of O to the NCAA Regionals.

Norwood, a hard-throwing right-hander, was selected by the Cubs in the seventh round out of Saint Louis University.  An All Atlantic-10 selection, Norwood was 8-2 with a 2.68 ERA this spring and has a fastball that can touch 98 miles per hour.

Eregua, from San Carlos, Venezuela, was 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in seven appearances this season and current leads the Northwest League with four home runs allowed.

Diaz, from Caracas, Venezuela, was 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in seven appearances in Boise.



Jeffrey Baez 3-Run Homer vs. Hillsboro

Video of Jeffrey Baez’s three-run homer vs. Hillsboro

Official Game Notes – July 5

GameNotesHere are the Official Game Notes for Saturday, July 5, as the Hawks meet Eugene in Game 2 of the three-game series

Official Game Notes – July 5

4th of July Fireworks Fun

On a night that featured another quality three inning stint from Josh Conway and my 6-year-old losing his first tooth, the Boise Hawks entertained a sellout crowd of 3,704 with a 20-minute fireworks show that wowed fans both inside and outside the ballpark. Thanks to my wife Liza – here are some of the shots of the pyrotechnics   IMGP3604 IMGP3602 IMGP3551 IMGP3536 IMGP3534 IMGP3526 IMGP3525 Fireworks

4th of July Game Notes…

GameNotesHere are the Official Boise Hawks Game Notes for tonight July 4th contest vs. the Eugene Emeralds at Memorial Stadium

Official Game Notes – July 4

RBI Triple from Mark Zagunis

Here is the RBI triple by Mark Zagunis tonight in Tri-City

Inside the Northwest League – Gesa Stadium

The second edition of our season-long look at the Northwest League stadiums takes us to the home of the Tri-City Dust Devils, Gesa Stadium, and their monsterous Sun Shade

High Heels {and} Highlights

from a woman in BASEBALL . . .

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