The boys of summer are back at the Memorial Stadium as we get set for another season of Boise Hawks baseball. Today was media day and we got a first look at this year's squad.
Today was all about pictures, and plenty of question and answers sessions for the Boise Hawks. It is the first insight into what it's like to play professional baseball. For pitcher Riley Pint he is making his Hawks debut.
Pint was drafted 4th overall in 2016 by the Colorado Rockies and spent most of last year in Grand Junction, Colorado.
"It's pretty awesome I think you have to keep it into perspective it is just a game. I can't really take it too seriously I obviously want to win but its just awesome," said Pitcher Riley Pint.
Danny Edgeworth spent last season with the Hawks in the hot corner at third. He finished the year batting over 300 and collecting 71 hits. Edgeworth says the long road trips are tough but it's all worth it if one day you get the chance to play in the show.
"It's definitely a grind we have long bus trips, long hours at the field. You might not be sleeping in the most comfortable positions but you know it's all part of the process. I think it weeds out guys who can't do it and the guys that can do it helps them move forward," said 3rd baseman Danny Edgeworth.
Leading the Boise Hawks this season is Scott little who is in his third year with the team and second as manager. 35 hawks are currently on the roster with plenty of new faces in the mix. 12 players are making their return to the City of Trees and Head Coach Scott little says they need to pick up right where they left off last year.
"The kid that are back and they have to produce again. That's the tough thing about it you do it once and you have to keep doing it. It doesn't matter what you did or where you are at you just have to do it. Hopefully, this kids will have learned a lot from last year and keep improving," said Hawks Manager Scott Little.