Boise State baseball prepares for their first home game in 40 years

Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 17:06:34-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos will host Northern Colorado on Friday night at 6:45 at Memorial Field, this starts an eleven game homestand as Boise State baseball officially returns to the Treasure Valley.

It's been forty years since Boise State had a baseball program and this new team is looking forward to showcasing what they can do for the home crowd.

“It’s really exciting, it has been a long time coming so I know people here are excited and we are excited," said pitcher Mitch Lines. "We are looking forward to it.”

Boise State played their first series of the season at Texas this past weekend, although the Broncos lost all three games they showed they can play as they lost in a one-run game on Saturday and then in extra innings on Sunday.

“The mood around the locker room is we have a bunch of momentum and we feel great coming back home," said outfielder Myles Harris. "We think great things are about to happen on this homestand.”

The players at Boise State look forward to creating their own legacy and building a platform for the future of Broncos baseball.

“I think it is awesome because we get to create our own culture," said Harris. "We think it's going to become huge and we will be able to compete all around the northwest and the nation so creating the culture and being the first team is awesome, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Boise State hosts Northern Colorado on Friday night before playing a doubleheader on Saturday and finishing off the series on Sunday.

Season tickets for Boise State baseball range from $100-$200, single game seats cost $10 for adults in reserved sections, $6 for general admission. For children the prices are $8 and $4.

Former Boise State players who took the field more than 40 years ago will be on hand for the home opener on Friday night.