From the inbox about five days ago, I have just been too busy to post anything lately, Mariners, Aquasox, or otherwise…
First Everett Homestand Includes Father’s Day Giveaway, Bullpen BBQ Special
EVERETT, Wash. – The future stars of the Seattle Mariners bring baseball back to Everett Thursday as the AquaSox host the Eugene Emeralds on Opening Day. All gates will open at 5:30 on the 18th, with the first pitch at 7:05pm.
The AquaSox have a set of great offers and giveaways for the five-game opening homestand against Eugene. On Opening Day, the first 1,000 fans will receive a magnet schedule and kids in attendance will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game. It is also Tasty Thursday, with $2 hot dogs, popcorn, sodas and 12-ounce Coors Light. The second game, on Friday, June 19, will feature the first fireworks spectacular of the 2015 season.
Rosters for the upcoming season are still being finalized and will be available shortly before Opening Day on AquaSox.com.
“The staff has been working non-stop to prepare for Opening Day. The park looks great and we are very excited to welcome our fans on June 18th,” said AquaSox General Manager Danny Tetzlaff. “We have great giveaways and outstanding deals this season that will make a night at the ballpark a home run for everyone!”
Everett Memorial Stadium is the perfect place to bring dads on Sunday, June 21, because the AquaSox have neck ties for the first 500 fathers to come through the gates as a part of Father’s Day at the ballpark. For just $35 per person, fans can also bring their dads to a special Father’s Day BBQ before the game to enjoy an all-you-can-eat barbeque buffet, participate in a meet and greet with the AquaSox players, and receive an Upper Box ticket.
Tickets are on sale now at the AquaSox front office and online at aquasox.com. The AquaSox Home Opener is at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, June 18, versus the Eugene Emeralds. Season tickets, group outings and mini-plan game packages are available now. Call (425) 258-3673 or visit the AquaSox office at 3802 Broadway in Everett for more information.
Unfortunately, Thursdays are normally time spent with Tom prior to the weekend, and I have a game both tomorrow night and Friday to go to, so once again I will not be able to go up to Everett for this, but Aquasox home openers are always a lot of fun, and the weather has been great here lately, so it should be a great day for some minor league baseball, and some of our new drafts will also be up there….
EVERETT, Wash. – The Seattle Mariners’ top prospect, outfielder Alex Jackson, will join the Everett AquaSox to begin the 2015 season. The roster for the 2015 season was announced Monday, June 15, as players and coaches began arriving in Everett.
The AquaSox roster will feature one other player from the MLB.com top 30 prospect rankings. Left-handed pitcher Luiz Gohara, ranked No. 7 in the organization by MLB.com, joins Jackson in Everett. Gohara is an international signee out of São Paulo, Brazil, and Jackson was the top draft pick in 2014 out of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.
Andrew Moore, the Mariners’ second selection in the 2015 MLB Draft, will begin his minor league career in Everett. A 5-foot-11 pitcher taken No. 72 overall out of Oregon State University, Moore will be the top pick to join the AquaSox from this year’s draft. He led the Beavers with a 1.91 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 122.1 innings pitched during the 2015 season.
Sixteen other members of the 2015 draft class are anticipated to join the AquaSox to begin the season. Matt Clancy, Darin Gillies, Logan James, Anthony Misiewicz, Joe Pistorese, Dylan Silva, Lance Thonvold, Colin Tornberg, Art Warren and Kyle Wilcox join Moore on the mound. Catcher P.J. Jones, infielders Conner Hale, Drew Jackson, Logan Taylor and Ryan Uhl, and outfielder Braden Bishop round out the members of this year’s draft.
Four players on the anticipated 2015 roster have local ties. Bishop played center field for the University of Washington, and P.J. Jones and Joe Pistorese played for Washington State University in 2015. Jones is also from Vancouver, Washington, joining Covington product Jordan Cowan as the only players from the state.
And of course the Mariners take on the Giants again tonight in a four-game, split-location series in San Francisco. Daniel and I will be there tomorrow at Safeco Field to watch Felix go up against Madison Bumgarner, and then again for Star Wars fireworks night on Friday, which I have been looking forward to all season. Tonight, it’s JA Happ against Mariner fan heartbreaker Tim Lincecum, so it should be interesting to see what this current Seattle team can do against one of the other best pitchers in baseball.
EDIT; Oops! Game is going on currently. That’ll learn me to not pay attention.