After months of anticipation, the Boise Hawks have made their way back to the Treasure Valley for another fun filled season of Minor League baseball here in the Treasure valley. The players arrived in the City of Trees from Phoenix, Arizona this morning. Twenty players were greeted by several young Hawks fans. Though this isn’t the entire team that made it to Boise today, for the ones that are here, they are excited to start there in the Gem State.
“First time here, don’t know what to expect, so I’m looking forward to seeing what has intel for us.” Said Outfielder Bobby Stahel.
It’s not just a new season for the players, it’s also a new season for the Hawks’ Host families as they will take care of the players for the summer. For the Twiss family, it’s a chance of adding a new member to the family tree and who knows maybe someday you will see them play in the Major Leagues.
“It’s a wonderful experience. It’s like adding to your family,” says Twiss Family. “Our friends, they hosted Chris Bryant, and he was the rookie of the year, and he was an all-star. It happens, so it could happen to us. You never know.” said Ethan Twiss.”
The team will go through its first official workout on Friday and open the season on June 17th in Eugene, Oregon against the Emeralds. For the players, they’re just ready to play some ball.
“It’s been two months in extended spring training, so everybody is a little anxious to get out on the field to play in front of some fans. That would be nice,” said Outfielder Ryan Stephens.
“And then start playing some games that would actually count. It’s nice to get out and get into the season,” says Stahel.