Boise Hawks experiencing big year in attendance while players strive to make it to the Major Leagues

Posted at 6:02 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 20:02:27-04

The Boise Hawks season is entering the home stretch as they go on the road for three series before returning home on August 29 for their final six home games, the team is hoping to finish strong as they are just a few games back in the playoff race.

"I feel like a lot of teams are close for that second shot at a playoff spot," said Cade Harris who is tied with the team lead in homers with seven. "We are shooting for that right now."

Off the field the season has been a big success as the Boise Hawks sold out the first seven games of the season and have had strong crowds throughout the summer, the team also earned the right to host the 2019 all-star game.

"We love having you," said Assistant General Manager Mike Vanhise. "Please keep coming, we are going to do our best every day to make each experience better than the next and every day we get better."

Because minor league baseball is a different animal the goal on the field is to develop these players for the Colorado Rockies, however since there is so much turnover on the roster the front office focuses on families.

"That is exactly what our mantra is, our team objective is family fun affordable entertainment in the Treasure Valley," said Vanhise.