Cubs’ second round pick Jake Stinnett strikes out Franklin Barreto to end his first inning with the Boise Hawks
Three different people in the last 24 hours tweeted me, letting me know that I was the person they challenged for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
I am always up for a challenge – but an entire cooler filled with water and ice…let me tell you, it was cold
To Jeff Caves and Mike Prater, hosts of Idaho Sports Talk on 93.1 KTIK-FM and Will Hoenike, Voice of the Idaho Steelheads, I challenge you (and if my son PJ wants to try it – that would be awesome too)!!!
The Boise Hawks, in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, have announced that 2014 second-round draft pick, Jake Stinnett, will join the team prior to the series finale in Hillsboro.
The right-hander, who was a teammate of current Hawks’ outfielder, Charlie White, at the University of Maryland, has made three appearances at rookie-level Mesa after a near two-month layoff.
Stinnett was 7-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 15 starts with the Terrapins this spring, leading Maryland to the NCAA Super Regionals – where he defeated Virginia in Game 1. He struck out 130 men in 112 innings of work, walking just 27, with opponents’ hitting just .192.
The sixth edition of Inside the Northwest League features the newest ballpark in the league, Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro – built in 2013.
No corresponding move has been made.
Zagunis played in 41 games with the Hawks, hitting .299 with two home runs and 27 RBI. The catcher/outfielder also had nine doubles and two triples in Boise, while stealing 11 bases in 13 attempts.
The Northwest League South Division All-Star had a banner month of July, hitting .324 – along with hit streaks of seven and eight games.
Jesse Hodges clears the bases with a three-run double vs. Eugene on 8/10
Danny Canela ties the game at 1-1 with an RBI single vs. Eugene (8/10)
Mark Zagunis gets the Hawks on the board with a sacrifice fly at Salem-Keizer
In our latest look at the stadium around the Northwest League, we tour Volcanoes Stadium, the home of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
For the third straight year, the Boise Hawks used a travel day to perfection, allowing the team to experience one of the more iconic sights in the Pacific Northwest, Multnomah Falls.
Located a half-hour east of Portland – and on our path to Salem for the upcoming series – Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in the state of Oregon. Split into two different falls, the upper falls is 542 feet, cascading into a pool below, a lower falls is 69 feet high, directly under a footbridge.
The hike was perfect after spending 20 minutes driving through an active wildfire outside of Rowena, Ore., about an hour further up the gorge. There were flames visible on the hillsides – and got word late this evening that over 250 homes had been evacuated. A few years back, a similar scene forced the bus to travel to the Washington side of the river to make it home (when a fire shut down the interstate).
Here are some of the photos that were taken while having the respite from the bus.