Monday, June 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Opening Weekend With the Spokane Indians

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 9:58 AM

The Spokane Indians started this season off in a way they have not since 1997, extending their season-opening win streak to three games on Fathers Day against the Eugene Emeralds, 5-2, at Avista Stadium. Pitcher Derek Thompson struck out five batters during the game.

Families flocked to Avista Stadium for the 3:30 pm game attended by 4,334 people. All fathers in attendance stood and received a warm round of applause from their loved ones.

The Indians will hope to clench a fourth win on Monday against the Emeralds. The game will begin at 6:30 pm.

click to enlarge Seth Spivev (11), left, respects the American flag as the National Anthem is played at Avista Stadium. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Seth Spivev (11), left, respects the American flag as the National Anthem is played at Avista Stadium.

click to enlarge Steven Gardner, a section leader at Avista Stadium, performs a magic trick while waiting for the first pitch between the Spokane Indians and the Eugene Emeralds. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Steven Gardner, a section leader at Avista Stadium, performs a magic trick while waiting for the first pitch between the Spokane Indians and the Eugene Emeralds.

click to enlarge Sean and Rebecka Jenno play with their daughter Anabella while waiting for the first pitch. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Sean and Rebecka Jenno play with their daughter Anabella while waiting for the first pitch.

click to enlarge Derek Thompson (40) and Jose Jaimes, the pitching coach, gather with the infield players on the pitching mound. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Derek Thompson (40) and Jose Jaimes, the pitching coach, gather with the infield players on the pitching mound.

click to enlarge Two-year-old Ethan Bordoeux high fives Otto from the stands. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Two-year-old Ethan Bordoeux high fives Otto from the stands.

click to enlarge Derek Thompson (40) struck out five players for the Eugene Emeralds on Sunday. The Spokane Indians won 5-2 and are 3-0 for the season. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Derek Thompson (40) struck out five players for the Eugene Emeralds on Sunday. The Spokane Indians won 5-2 and are 3-0 for the season.

click to enlarge The Spokane Indians played for 4,334 fans at Avista Stadium against the Eugene Emeralds on Father's Day. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • The Spokane Indians played for 4,334 fans at Avista Stadium against the Eugene Emeralds on Father's Day.

click to enlarge Seth Spivey (11) eyes an incoming ball as the Spokane Indians play the Eugene Emeralds. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Seth Spivey (11) eyes an incoming ball as the Spokane Indians play the Eugene Emeralds.

click to enlarge Mike Mens, a Spokane Indians snack vendor, has been in this business for over 35 years. Mens says: "I find it funny when I run into people who knew me when they were kids and now they are buying beer from me." Mens sells snacks at the Spokane Arena, for the Mariners and the Seahawks and has been working for over two years at Avista Stadium. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Mike Mens, a Spokane Indians snack vendor, has been in this business for over 35 years. Mens says: "I find it funny when I run into people who knew me when they were kids and now they are buying beer from me." Mens sells snacks at the Spokane Arena, for the Mariners and the Seahawks and has been working for over two years at Avista Stadium.

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