Hawks Host Media Day

Posted at 5:52 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 23:03:54-04

Today was time for pictures, baseball cards, 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 as the Hawks hosted media day at the ballpark.

Leading the Hawks this season is Scott Little who is in his second year with the team but first year as manager.

There will be nine former Hawks returning to the treasure valley and a total of 27 players that are current on the roster.  The team says they are just ready to start playing some baseball.

"We've got some guys coming back who did alright last year.  we have some guys who are young but have some experience and we are looking forward to giving them an opportunity with a second chance type of deal," said, Hawks Manager Scott Little.

"It's baseball you get to come out here and do the thing you love and do the thing you have been dreaming about since you were a little kid," said, Pitcher Justin Calomeni.

"I want to move up in pro ball but we have a lot of guys here and have a good coaching staff, and we have a change of scenery getting out of Scottsdale we are all excited," said, Pitcher Will Haynie.

A new edition to Memorial Stadium will be the team's new state-of-the-art video board and new line score. The new video board has 600 square feet of video display space.

It will be used for multiple things throughout the season and will be eventually put in place at the new Hawk stadium down the line.

"It's going to be tremendous for all our fans coming out.  Whether they make it to one game or two games just to see what we are doing.  I think that's really been the call of Agon Sports and Entertainment every year they bring something new to the ballpark for our fans to enjoy," Said, Hawks General Manager Bob Flannery.

The Hawks home opener next Tuesday they will face off against former Boise State linebacker Joe Martarano.

Martarano went 2 for 13 and hit 315 in 14 appearances in 2015 in the Cubs minor league organization.

If he stays with the Emeralds he will also play two other times in August at Memorial Stadium as well.