Spokane Indians open season against Boise Hawks Thursday on SWX - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Spokane Indians open season against Boise Hawks Thursday on SWX

The Indians take on the Hawks Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on SWX. The Indians take on the Hawks Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on SWX.

The Spokane Indians will kick off the 2017 season with a five-game series against the Boise Hawks beginning on Thursday. Cole Ragans will be the opening day starting pitcher for the Indians in a game you can see on SWX, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Ragans was selected 30th overall by the Texas Rangers in the 2016 draft and will join an Indians team that ranked fifth in the Northwest League in ERA last season. Ragans joins fellow 2016 pitcher draftee Alex Speas, who was selected 63rd overall in the second round of the MLB Draft.

On the offensive side of things, the Indians have the Rangers' third- and fourth-round draft picks from 2016 in Kole Enright and Charles Leblanc respectively. Second baseman Enright, played 42 games with the AZL Rangers last year and posted a .313 batting average during that span. Leblanc is back for his second season in Spokane, after he played in 61 games and had a .285 batting average in 2016.

Here's a look at the Indians' roster for the 2017 season:

The Indians started out the 2016 campaign on a hot streak, posting a 19-19 record and winning the first-half Northwest League North championship.  However, the Indians finished the season with a NWL-worst 13-24 record, but gained a playoff berth due to their first-half championship. The Indians' season ended when they were knocked out of the playoffs by the Everett AquaSox in the semifinals.

*Standings received from Baseball-Reference.com

Spokane hosts Boise in a five-game series to begin their season, before traveling to the Tri-Cities to take on the Dust Devils in a three-game series. Thursday's game between the Indians and Hawks can be seen live on SWX starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Mariners win 5th straight, beating Tigers 9-6

    Mariners win 5th straight, beating Tigers 9-6

    Mariners one game over .500 for 1st time this seasonMariners one game over .500 for 1st time this season

    SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Andrew Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.    

    More >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Andrew Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.    

    More >>
  • Former MSUB Pitching Great, Billings Scarlet Muller Gets Hometown Start

    Former MSUB Pitching Great, Billings Scarlet Muller Gets Hometown Start

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:52:38 GMT
    After a stellar career as a member as the Billings Scarlets, Brady Muller kept his excellence in town, going on to be one of the greatest pitchers in Montana State University Billings history. But that didn't earn him a spot in professional baseball. Brady had to continue his career in the independent Frontier League as a part of the Windy City Thunderbolts. That paid off, however, with his first MLB contract, which led to his first career start, on the same field he played on in high...More >>
    After a stellar career as a member as the Billings Scarlets, Brady Muller kept his excellence in town, going on to be one of the greatest pitchers in Montana State University Billings history. But that didn't earn him a spot in professional baseball. Brady had to continue his career in the independent Frontier League as a part of the Windy City Thunderbolts. That paid off, however, with his first MLB contract, which led to his first career start, on the same field he played on in high...More >>
  • Billings Offense Thrives in Mustangs' 15-4 Win Over Osprey

    Billings Offense Thrives in Mustangs' 15-4 Win Over Osprey

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:18:27 GMT

    The Billings Mustangs (3-1) secured the series victory over the Missoula Osprey (1-3) with a resounding 15-4 win on Thursday night in front of 4,397 at Dehler Park..

    More >>

    The Billings Mustangs (3-1) secured the series victory over the Missoula Osprey (1-3) with a resounding 15-4 win on Thursday night in front of 4,397 at Dehler Park..

    More >>
  • Spokane IndiansSpokane IndiansMore>>

  • Indians drop second straight game to Dust Devils, 5-1

    Indians drop second straight game to Dust Devils, 5-1

    Indians drop second straight game to Dust DevilsIndians drop second straight game to Dust Devils

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Aldemar Burgos homered and had three hits, driving in three, and Emmanuel Ramirez allowed just one hit over six innings as the Tri-City Dust Devils defeated the Spokane Indians 5-1 on Wednesday. Ramirez (1-0) allowed one run while striking out seven and walking two to pick up the win.

    More >>

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Aldemar Burgos homered and had three hits, driving in three, and Emmanuel Ramirez allowed just one hit over six innings as the Tri-City Dust Devils defeated the Spokane Indians 5-1 on Wednesday. Ramirez (1-0) allowed one run while striking out seven and walking two to pick up the win.

    More >>
  • Indians fall to Dust Devils in road opener 10-0

    Indians fall to Dust Devils in road opener 10-0

    Tucker Pennell had four hits and four RBI, and Jim McDade struck out 10 hitters over seven innings as the Tri-City Dust Devils defeated the Spokane Indians 10-0 on Tuesday.

    More >>

    Tucker Pennell had four hits and four RBI, and Jim McDade struck out 10 hitters over seven innings as the Tri-City Dust Devils defeated the Spokane Indians 10-0 on Tuesday.

    More >>
  • Christian Inoa walk-off leads Spokane past Boise 7-6

    Christian Inoa walk-off leads Spokane past Boise 7-6

    Cristian Inoa hit a walk-off single with one out in the ninth inning, as the Spokane Indians topped the Boise Hawks 7-6 on Monday. 

    More >>

    Cristian Inoa hit a walk-off single with one out in the ninth inning, as the Spokane Indians topped the Boise Hawks 7-6 on Monday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.