When the Cubs sent top pitching prospect Mark Pawelek to Extended Spring Training in Mesa, Ariz.,…
Steve Clevenger, Mario Mercedes and Sammy Baez are also returning to the Hawks. Clevenger is making the switch from the infield to catcher this season. He hit .286 in 63 games last season. Mercedes will join him behind the plate. He hit .315 in 37 games for the Hawks in '06. Baez hit .319 in just 19 games last year.
Tom Beyers, the 2004 NWL Manager of the Year, returns to skipper the club. He'll be joined by Tom Pratt – pitching, and Franklin Font – hitting, on the coaching staff. Kelly Vanhove debuts as the club's athletic trainer.
Boise Hawks Roster