Boise Hawks Step Up to Bat for 2019 Season 

click to enlarge GEORGE PRENTICE
  • George Prentice
The boys of summer are back. The season of packing into bleachers with friends and family, hot dogs and foam fingers in hand, has returned to Boise. For the Boise Hawks, 2019 should be quite a season, including the Northwest League Pioneer All-Star Game and a different promotion with every home game.

“We are super excited about all the games we're going to host, all 38 of them," said Mike Van Hise, Hawks assistant manager. "We’ve had great response from the fan base, great response from the Treasure Valley; and we are just excited to put on 38 great shows for our fans.”

The first home game of the season at Memorial Stadium will be Monday June 17th with the first pitch tossed out at about 7:15 p.m. The Hawks will host the Everett (Wash.) AquaSox. A 2019 Magnetic Schedule will go to the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Kids will also be invited to run the bases after the game.

“We have 38 games, so we do 38 promotions. Plus, we have nine firework shows,” said Hise. “This season, we also have a special a drone show; we're going to have about 25 light-up drones at the end of our July 13th game. It'll be set to music and they'lll make shapes in the sky.”

click to enlarge KELSEY HAWES
  • Kelsey Hawes
Fans will also get a chance to see Dinger, the Colorado Rockies purple dinosaur mascot on Saturday, July 27th. Another icon, WWE legend Sgt. Slaughter, will appear on Saturday, June 29th, for a meet and greet. This season. the Hawks will also offer a so-called "four-pack" deal for families on certain game nights: four reserved seats, four hot dogs, four Pepsi's, and $10 in merchandise credit, all for $50.

A literal game changer for the Hawks this summer is a new manager, Steve Soliz. who has a full resume of major league experience.

“He's bringing that big league experience, that big league approach, and it should really resonate well with the players and the fans,” said Hise.

Another bit event will be the Northwest League/Pioneer League All-Star Game, hosted for the first time by the Hawks, on Tuesday August 6th.

"We're already seeing people purchasing tickets from all over the country. Although about 90 percent of the fan base is coming from Idaho, there have been tickets purchased from Oregon and Washington and even as far as Pennsylvania and New York," said Hise "The All-Star game is Gearing up to be a unique and thrilling time for baseball fans and all of Boise."


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