Iowa baseball fans new and old, rejoice! There’s more baseball to be had yet this summer at Duane Banks Field: Iowa baseball is going to host 3 summer games at Duane Banks Field as a warm up for the 2017 World University Games, where the Hawkeyes will compete as the USA National Team.
Now this is all well and good. It gives Iowa Baseball fans another opportunity to see the Big Ten Tournament-winning Hawkeyes in action in the doldrums of summer before football season starts. It’s awesome that the Hawkeyes get to represent the red, white and blue. But let’s discuss something here: Don Henley is the only Boy of Summer in my eyes.
The first game will take place on July 25 against the Iowa Valley League All-Stars, with the second a couple days later on July 27 against Red Top Sports. The home games finish up on August 10 against the Quad City Cardinals. All games have their first pitch at 7 p.m. CT and gates will open at 5:30. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children, with children under five getting in free. Proceeds will go directly to the team’s trip fund. Tickets are currently available at hawkeyesports.com/tickets and will be availble for purchase on game days as well.
The Hawkeye baseball squad will travel to Taipei, Taiwan from August 19-30 for the World University Games. They will also serve as the USA National Team in Wichita Kansas at the National Baseball congress World Series from July 29-August 6.
It seems like every summer the Iowa Basketball team gets to go on a cool overseas trip, so it’s nice that baseball gets some time in the spotlight now, too. This is a cool opportunity for Rick Heller and company to not only represent the United States of America but also the United State of Iowa over in Taiwan.
We’ll have more on these games, and the trip to Taiwan, as they happen.