No Grand Forks International 2018 for the Honkers

by Garrett Gagnon, garrettwgagnon902@gmail.com

The Honkers annual trip to the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament will not take place this summer. Following catastrophic flooding throughout the Kootenay Boundary district of British Columbia, the regular GFI baseball tournament will not be able to take place this year. The “Great Flood of 2018” devastated much of the quaint city that is Grand Forks BC. The baseball tournament plans to rebound in 2019 and is already set to start on June 25th of next year. See the links below for more information on the 2018 flood and the Grand Forks International Tournament cancellation.

The Honkers online schedule now reflects this recent change. Instead of a June 25th departure into Canada, The Honkers will now take on the Redmond Dudes and Seattle Studs twice each in the June 25th to July 1st time span. The Northwest Honkers will still be traveling to the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament in Kamloops British Columbia during early July. Honk Honk!

Grand Forks 2018 Flooding:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-flooding-downtown-1.4659589

2018 Grand Forks International Tournament Cancelled: http://boundarysentinel.com/news/organizers-make-difficult-decision-cancel-2018-gfi-baseball-tournament#.WyBHD_kvxdg

 

 

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Honkers fall to Pippins in Yakima

by Garrett Gagnon, garrettwgagnon902@gmail.com

The Northwest Honkers move to a 4-7 record on the season following Monday’s loss to the Yakima Valley Pippins. The non league match up vs the West Coast League Pippins wrapped up just after 10pm Monday. Josh Snider made his first Honkers start and was saddled with the loss. Manager Martin Lawrence was not discouraged by the southpaws outing. “He’ll be a guy that can throw a lot of innings for us in the back end of that rotation. Definitely not a bad first start from Josh, I’m not worried about him.” Stuart Maes, Garrett Gagnon, and Sam Krapf also worked in relief for the Honkers.

The Honkers will continue Pacific International League play Wednesday as they take on the Seattle Studs at home. The Honkers are 3-1 in PIL play this year and the much anticipated first match up with the top ranked Studs will get under way from Fall City at 5:30 pm.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Honkers Baseball on YouTube and be notified every time we go live for play by play from the ballpark!  Honk Honk!

Honkers Baseball on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGrk6w8y5VGiuEPlB48juAw

Coyle pitches Honkers to first W of the season

By Garrett Gagnon, garrettwgagnon902@gmail.com

The Honkers are in the win column following Saturday’s victory over the Highline Bears. With Geese patrolling the skies over Mel Olsen Stadium, University of Sioux Falls right hander Keenahn Coyle toed the rubber and was masterful through six innings for the Honkers. Coyle would throw five shutout innings before giving up his first and only run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Max Winklehake provided two innings of shutdown relief before handing the ball over to Tom Butler for the 9th. The Occidental College righty slammed the door for the Honkers and picked up his first save of the season in the 2-1 Honkers win.

Jesse Bechtold and Jordan Padilla both had 2 for 4 games in a quiet night at the plate for the Honkers. When the pitching staff is on, sometimes 2 runs is all you need!

The Northwest Honkers will be back in action Sunday June 3rd at Fall City Community Park, a home game against the Highline Bears. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Honkers YouTube channel and be notified every time we go live for a home game. Subscribe to the Honkers on YouTube with the link below. We will also post a direct link to our play by play stream on Facebook as we go live before EVERY home game. Honk Honk!

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Honkers to feature live play by play for 2018 home games

by Garrett Gagnon, garrettwgagnon902@gmail.com

The sun is shining, the swimming is gorgeous, and the grass is Honker green. Summer is back and another season of Honker baseball is as fired up as your backyard charcoal grill! A new collection of Honker players took the field in Kennewick Washington last weekend for the annual Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament. The Honkers are still hunting for their first win of 2018, but General Manager Martin Lawrence was encouraged by what he saw on the diamond. “We’ve got a very talented roster, it was good to see a little bit of who’s who this weekend. I think It’s going to be a very fun season.” Martin and his wife Jocelyn enter their 9th season at the helm of the Honkers.

The 2018 season features a roster with many returning Honkers but plenty of new faces too. Divisions I, II, and III of the NCAA are represented on this summers team with former college and pro players present as well. Also new in 2018, The Northwest Honkers will begin their first ever season of live play by play. All home games will be broadcast to you via YouTube live from Fall City Washington. A motivated behind the scenes staff is excited to bring Honkers Baseball into your homes if you can’t make it to the park.

The Honkers will be back in action Thursday May 31st against the Cowlitz Black Bears. Following two more road games on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd, the Honkers will host their home opener in Fall City on Sunday June 3rd taking on the Highland Bears. A link to our live play by play action of Sunday’s game will be posted to the Northwest Honkers webpage prior to game time. Honk Honk!

 

2018 Roster Released

The Northwest Honkers Baseball team has released their 2018 roster. Click here to see where the Honkers are from!

Season Opener Schedule!

The Northwest Honkers begin their 2018 this Saturday, May 26th at the Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament.

Find the full schedule for the 2018 Memorial Day Tournament here!

2018 Honkers Schedule Released

The 2018 Northwest Honkers summer baseball schedule has been released. Click the link here to check out where the Honkers will be traveling this summer!

Season begins Memorial Day Weekend with the annual trip to the Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament. First home game at Fall City Community Park is Sunday, June 3rd at 5:30PM. You will also find the Honkers at Fall City Days Saturday, June 9th with a cap of the evening at the ball park as the Honkers take on the Everett Merchants at 4:00PM.