The Boise Hawks are out on the diamond for the first time of the year and are getting a feel for Memorial Stadium.
Leading the Hawks this season is first-year Head Coach Andy Gonzalez who replaces Frank Gonzales who only coached for one season.
Gonzalez was the Hawks’ hitting coach in 2015 and the Hawks tied for the Northwest League in batting average at .261.
It will be the first time Gonzalez will be in a managerial position and said that the identity of the team is still a work in progress.
“We have a good pitching staff with the guys that I know already and the position players. We got good players and we’ve got 12 new guys so that’s kinda half the team so we’re going to play the way the guys that show up and play other than the Rockies. Play aggressive and running hard all the time and hustling,” Gonzalez explained.