All-PIL Selections made, Four Honkers named

        The 2017 All-Pacific International League Team has been announced and four Honker players were recognized for their accomplishments this past summer. Zane Gelphman from Oklahoma Baptist was named 1st Team infielder, Britten Abbott from Martin Methodist (Tennessee) was named 1st Team outfielder, Chaz Lopez from Pacific Lutheran (transferring this fall to Clark College in Vancouver, WA) was named 1st Team pitcher, and Cameron Padron (Western Oregon) was named 2nd Team first baseman.
        “These guys are very deserving of any honor they receive. They played hard all summer,” said Honker Manager Martin Lawrence. “It was a pleasure this year to have a group as quality as this one capitalized by these four individuals.”
        Infielder Zane Gelphman hit .409 in PIL play and finished the year with only recording two errors in the infield playing third base and short stop. “It means a lot to me to be named All-PIL. I’m grateful to be recognized by the league for my hard work and success.” This fall Gelphman returns to Oklahoma Baptist for his senior year.
        Britten Abbot also had a big year in the PIL, hitting .395 and driving in some very important runs for the Honkers including three home runs. “It makes it easier to make plays when you have great teammates that are producing all around you,” Abbott said of his teammates part in his success. “If they aren’t on base, I can’t drive them in. Simple as that. I’m just happy I could play a role in the team’s success.”
        Honker pitcher Chaz Lopez finished the summer season with an outstanding 1.98 ERA and a 3-1 record. Lopez was very excited about being named 1st Team All-PIL and said “it is an honor to be named among the other 1st Team pitchers. I mean those are some really good pitchers and to be mentioned as one of them is absolutely amazing”. Lopez enters his sophomore year of college transferring to Clark College and said that being named All-PIL 1st Team “is the first step down a very long path toward my ultimate goal, but right now I couldn’t be happier to call myself a Honker.”
        Cameron Padron was selected as 2nd Team All-PIL first baseman, making this his third time receiving an All-PIL selection, receiving 1st team honors in 2014 and 2016. “It’s a privilege to be named All-PIL. The PIL was filled with talent on every team, so it is an honor to be able to represent the Honkers in this category,” said Padron of his success.
        “I want to say we’ve been really lucky to receive these recognitions from the Pacific International League, but I don’t think luck is the right word because I don’t think that would do justice to the hard work these guys have put in and the support we have received from our great community in Fall City. So instead I’ll say we’ve been fortunate. Fortunate for great, hard working, young athletes, and fortunate for being part of Fall City,” exclaimed Manager Martin Lawrence.
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Honkers Wrap up 2017 Season

The Northwest Honkers wrap up the 2017 summer with a win over the Kitsap Blue Jackets, going 24-21 overall and 14-11 record in Pacific International League (PIL) play. The Honkers finished third overall in the PIL behind the Seattle Studs and Everett Merchants.

Both the Studs and Merchants went on to compete at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, KS where the Merchants took second place.

Schedule Released for GFI and KIBT

The Northwest Honkers will be traveling up to two Canadian Tournaments this summer, Grand Forks International Tournament in Grand Forks, BC and the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament in Kamloops, BC.

The Honkers travel to GFI June 28th-July 2nd and face the Okanagan Athletics at 2:00PM on Wednesday, June 28th. See the full schedule below:

GFI 2017 Schedule

The Honkers will then travel to the KIBT July 6th-9th and begin play against St. Albert on Thursday, July 6th at 1:00PM. See the full schedule below:

KIBT 2017 Draw

Home Opener / Little League Night

NORTHWEST HONKERS LITTLE LEAGUE DAY
Sunday, June 4th

5:30PM vs. Highline Bears

Fall City Community Baseball Park

Participate in pre-game activities:
*Meet the Honker Players
*Warm-Up with Honker players
*Join the Honker Players on the field for the National Anthem

Register at the Ballpark between 4:30-4:45PM
At the Fan Relations Table
*Parents Must Sign a Waiver For Each Child Participating

Then enjoy the Ball Game with
Popcorn and Shaved Ice!

Hope to see you out there for the
Honkers Home Opener
and the First Annual Little League Night!

HONK HONK!!

Honkers go 5-0 to Win Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament

The Northwest Honkers traveled to the Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament where they went 5-0 over the three day weekend knocking off the Tri-Cities Pilots in the championship game 5-4.

The Honkers open up Pacific International League play on Sunday, June 4th against League opponent the Highline Bears.

Summer Is Upon Us…HONK HONK!!

With only one week to go the Honkers are gearing up for the 2017 season!

FIRST TOURNAMENT

The Northwest Honkers begin their season heading to the Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament beginning Saturday, May 27th running through Monday, May 29th. Check out the link below for the full schedule of the Honkers first weekend:

Tri-Cities Memorial Day Tournament Schedule

HOME OPENER/LITTLE LEAGUE DAY

The Honkers are also just two short weeks away from the HOME OPENER/LITTLE LEAGUE DAY at Fall City Community Park on Sunday, June 4th against League Opponent the Highline Bears. Come join us for popcorn, music and of course baseball! On opening day we will also be hosting local Little Leaguers to join the players during pre-game warm-ups and take the field with the Honkers during the National Anthem!

More details for Little League Day coming soon!

GIVING BACK

The Northwest Honkers are partnering with a non-profit to give back to the community during the 2017 season. The choices of organizations have been narrowed down and we will announce details soon of how you can help the Honkers give back this summer!

Don’t forget to check out the Honkers Schedule!

The Honkers have a fun and exciting schedule for the 2017 season, so don’t forget to check it out and mark your calendars!

The Honkers have 24 league games scheduled against the PIL league opponents: Seattle Studs, Everett Merchants, Thurston County Senators, Kitsap Blue Jackets and Highline Bears.

A highlight in the beginning of the schedule is a eight day trip to Fairbanks, Alaska to play the Alaska Goldpanners in a seven game series. Watch the games live from the Goldpanners website!

The Honkers will also again be traveling up to Grand Forks, B.C. for the Grand Forks Invitational baseball tournament at the end of June as well as to Kamloops, B.C. for the Kamloops International baseball tournament in July.

Home games will be played at Fall City Community Park in Fall City, WA. Hope to see you all out at the ball park this summer! HONK HONK!!