2019 Schedule Released

The 2019 Honkers schedule is released and it is jammed packed with great opponents and tournaments!

The Honkers are also very sad to announce that this summer we will not be hosting our home games at Fall City Community Park. The Honkers are taking a summer and playing at multiple locations as we work to get a home field back in the Valley! All home games are in bold on the schedule so please do not the location as the Honkers will be hosting home games at Edmonds CC, Interlake HS, Sammamish HS and Newport HS.

The Honkers are looking forward to another great summer and a run to get back to the National Baseball Congress World Series! HONK HONK!!

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Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament – DATE ANNOUNCED

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9th Annual “ONE BIG HONKIN’ GOLF TOURNAMENT”

The Northwest Honkers Baseball club will be hosting their 9th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament! This golf tournament helps pay for the travel expenses for the summer!

Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course

FRIDAY, MAY 10th

Come join us for a day of golfing, games, food and awards! 

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*Registration and payment due by Monday, May 6th

TO REGISTER AND FIND ALL THE INFORMATION ON THIS YEARS GOLF TOURNAMENT CLICK LINK BELOW

 GOLF TOURNAMENT

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!

HONK HONK!!

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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