Hawks Give Away All of Thier Bats

Today I decided to go to the Silverhawks game at Coveleski Stadium to see the Hawks take on the Great Lakes Loons. The promotion today was the Hoosier Bat Giveaway. This was one of the cooler Minor League Promotions that I have seen. They gave away 1,000 full size Hoosier Bat to the first 1,400 kids at the game. I think they must have run out of bats to give the kids, and started raiding the dugout. The Hawks were only able to squeeze out 7 hits, but they left 11 men on base. They were walked into great situations, but could not get the big hit. The Loons were no hit until the fourth when they erupted for four runs on four hits. They only had six hits total on the day, but they made them count. It was a beautiful day for a game, and I am glad that I went even though the score was not what I would have liked. I moved around the stadium quite a bit, and took in the views like it was my first time. The Hawks are 26-35 on the season, and will have a losing record for the first half. The good news about the Midwest League though is that they can start fresh next week. Maybe these young guys can get it together and make a run in the second half. If not they have some good promotions to draw the fans to the games.

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