Avista Stadium: The Best in the NWL - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Avista Stadium: The Best in the NWL

  • BaseballMore>>

  • A's lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox

    A's lefty Manaea pitches no-hitter vs streaking Red Sox

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:34:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-04-22 07:16:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Hefti). Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2018.(AP Photo/John Hefti). Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    A's lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem in Oakland's 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.>>
    A's lefty Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter against Boston in 25 years, with an overturned call preserving the gem in Oakland's 3-0 win over the sizzling Red Sox.>>
  • LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres

    LEADING OFF: Farquhar status, Yanks add top prospect Torres

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:24:23 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-04-22 07:16:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). This is a 2018 photo of Danny Farquhar of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. White Sox reliever Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the dugout in th...(AP Photo/Ben Margot). This is a 2018 photo of Danny Farquhar of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. White Sox reliever Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the dugout in th...
    LEADING OFF: White Sox monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, Yankees promoting top prospect Gleyber Torres, Ohtani throws bullpen session.>>
    LEADING OFF: White Sox monitor pitcher Danny Farquhar, Yankees promoting top prospect Gleyber Torres, Ohtani throws bullpen session.>>
  • Pujols homers for hit No. 2,992 in Angels' 4-3 win vs Giants

    Pujols homers for hit No. 2,992 in Angels' 4-3 win vs Giants

    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 07:04:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:15 AM EDT2018-04-22 07:15:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols watches his two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    Pujols goes deep for career hit No. 2,992; Trout also homers for Angels in 4-3 win over Giants.>>
    Pujols goes deep for career hit No. 2,992; Trout also homers for Angels in 4-3 win over Giants.>>

Spokane, WA - The Northwest League of Professional Baseball announced today that Avista Stadium has been named N.W.L. Field of the Year for 2012. Spokane has now won the award eight years in a row and fourteen of the last sixteen seasons.

"It's a tremendous honor to receive this award from the Northwest League," said Indians Head Groundskeeper Tony Lee. "Our grounds crew worked hard to maintain the best field for the players, fans, and all users of Avista Stadium."

The award is given annually to the team that has the best playing surface and maintains the highest quality field throughout the 76-game season as voted on by N.W.L. managers and coaches.

"I've played on a lot of nice baseball fields in my career but there's nothing that can compare to the playing surface at Avista Stadium," said outfielder Royce Bolinger. "We're fortunate to be able to play at such a great stadium and we definitely have a home field advantage here."

In addition to the N.W.L. Field of the Year, Tony Lee will also be eligible for the Short Season 'A' Sports Turf Manager of the Year award, which he won in 2001, at the 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN.

The Spokane Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the two-time defending American League Champion Texas Rangers.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Spokane IndiansSpokane IndiansMore>>

  • Indians season ends after 2-1 loss to Canadians

    Indians season ends after 2-1 loss to Canadians

    Indians eliminated in 1st round of the NWL PlayoffsIndians eliminated in 1st round of the NWL Playoffs

    Vancouver started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a walk, Logan Warmoth advanced to second on a walk by Kacy Clemens and then scored on a single by Riley Adams.

    >>

    Vancouver started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a walk, Logan Warmoth advanced to second on a walk by Kacy Clemens and then scored on a single by Riley Adams.

    >>
  • Indians drop Game 1 of NWL Playoffs to Canadians

    Indians drop Game 1 of NWL Playoffs to Canadians

    Game 2 will be played tomorrow in VancouverGame 2 will be played tomorrow in Vancouver

    In the bottom of the ninth, Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Miguel Aparicio hit an RBI single, driving in Pedro Gonzalez to get within one.

    >>

    In the bottom of the ninth, Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Miguel Aparicio hit an RBI single, driving in Pedro Gonzalez to get within one.

    >>
  • Hazardous air quality postpones Game one of NWL Playoffs

    Hazardous air quality postpones Game one of NWL Playoffs

    Game one is now scheduled for Wednesday in Vancouver. Photo: Spokane IndiansGame one is now scheduled for Wednesday in Vancouver. Photo: Spokane Indians

    Due to the current air quality conditions and forecast, the Spokane Indians and the Northwest League have postponed tonight's game scheduled at Avista Stadium. Game one will be moved to Vancouver and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 7:05 PM.

    >>

    Due to the current air quality conditions and forecast, the Spokane Indians and the Northwest League have postponed tonight's game scheduled at Avista Stadium. Game one will be moved to Vancouver and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 7:05 PM.

    >>