The Pioneer League is growing and it's exciting to see what the future holds for this league.

406 MT Sports is reporting that the Boise Hawks, who used to be the short season single A club affiliate for the Colorado Rockies, has joined the Pioneer League for next season. They will play the three Montana teams in the league including the Missoula Paddleheads, the Billings Mustangs, and the Great Fall Voyagers.

Credit: Boise Hawks via Facebook
Credit: Boise Hawks via Facebook

The Boise Hawks were sadly one of the teams that was also cut from Major League Baseball minor league system and that's extremely tragic. When I lived in the Boise area I went to several baseball games there and it was incredible. When I was there they were the short season single A affiliate for the Chicago Cubs and was a short stop for all of their first round draft picks.

I saw players such as Major League Baseball MVP winner Kris Bryant play there and Kyle Schwarber. They were only there for about a week because they absolutely crushed the ball but it was great to see. Boise is a huge baseball town and a has a great fanbase.

The best part this only helps the reputation of the Pioneer League and will helps bring in more healthy competition to the league. We might see more teams in the Northwest join the Pioneer League soon and we can't wait what the future holds.

I can't wait for this next spring and summer to go to a few of these games and possibly get back to some normalcy. Nothing beats going to a ball game with friends or family and enjoying a lovely night watching baseball.

For more details, check out 406 MT Sports.

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