KIBT Schedule Released

The Northwest Honkers will head to Kamloops International Baseball Tournament July 5th-9th. Click KIBT 2018 Draw to see the draw for the Honkers!

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Honkers prevail in the heat

by Garrett Gagnon, garrettwgagnon902@gmail.com

The Northwest Honkers faced off with the Highline Bears in Fall City on Tuesday. Sam Krapf tossed the first pitch of the ballgame around 5:30pm with the temperature at a sizzling 89 degrees. The heat threw Honkers personnel an off the field curveball as streaming equipment began to overheat in the Pacific Northwest sun. The regular play by play stream was unable to be broadcast and the Honkers are reviewing solutions for future hot summer games.

The Bears were baffled by Krapf for three innings before their bats came alive for 3 runs in the top of the fourth. That is all they could find off Mr. Krapf as he went six solid innings allowing just those 3 earned runs.

Wesley Faison had a nice day at the plate for the Honks going 2 for 3 with a walk. His 2-RBI double in the first gave the Honkers an early lead and he later scored following a third inning single. Paul Bryniarski, John Wuthrich, and Ethan Lincecum contributed two hits each in the game and to the four runs the Honkers scored all before the fourth inning.

On the pitchers mound Spencer Troutman and Garrett Gagnon combined for scoreless 7th and 8th innings before Stuart Maes came on for the 9th inning, still a 4-3 ballgame with the Honkers in the lead. An error and double to start the 9th put men on first and third for the Bears and put Honkers fans on the edge of their seats. They relaxed as Stuart Maes locked in on the bump and retired the next three Bears batters in succession. A ground out to first, a swinging strike out, and a ground out to second ended things from Fall City and gave Maes his first save of the summer.

The Honkers improved their record to 5-11 with another in league win over the Bears. The Honkers will take the field in Everett at 7:05 on Wednesday taking on the Everett Merchants, another very meaningful PIL matchup. Honk Honk!

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

 

 

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!