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You’ve heard of angels in the outfield, now get ready for diamonds in the infield

A screenshot of a Friday, July 27, 2018, Facebook post by the Upper Valley Nighthawks announcing there would be a diamond buried in the infield for one lucky person to find during a game on Saturday night at Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction.

A screenshot of a Friday, July 27, 2018, Facebook post by the Upper Valley Nighthawks announcing there would be a diamond buried in the infield for one lucky person to find during a game on Saturday night at Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction.

Yeah, you read that right.

In a Friday night Facebook post, the Upper Valley Nighthawks announced they would be hosting a “Diamond Dig” event sponsored by Von Bargen’s Jewelry. The team will be burying a diamond somewhere in the infield for one lucky fan to find during tonight’s game with the Vermont Mountaineers.

The game is set to begin shortly: Play starts at 6:30 p.m. at Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction. (It’s also finally less humid outside, so it should be a nice night for baseball.)

Nighthawks coach Jason Szafarski in the Hawks Talk™ studios

Upper Valley Nighthawk’s manager Jason Szafarski watches his team playing the Mystic Schooners on June, 10, in Hartford, Vt. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

jk, we haven’t trademarked Hawks Talk and we don’t have our own studios. But Jason Szafarski DID talk to the Valley News‘ own Josh Weinreb and ESPN radio’s Brett Franklin yesterday! Follow the whole Nighthawks season at www.vnews.com/nighthawks.

Happy summer, y’all!

At last, summer is here in all its glory. Rejoice! We have survived the long winter and barely-there spring.
Today marks the first official day of summer, which means it’s a great day to treat yo’self to an ice cream cone (from Dairy Twirl, Ice Cream Fore-U, 2 Guys Pies, Dan & Whit’s, or, most recently, The Baited Hook Restaurant), sit outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, or take in a Nighthawks game (they’re hosting the Keene Swampbats at 6:30 p.m. Educators get in free tonight with a valid ID and, oh, there will be FREE COOKIES)!


^ TBT, amirite?!

Upper Valley Nighthawks start season tonight

It’s that time of year again! The Upper Valley Nighthawks, now in their third season in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, open their 2018 campaign at 6:30 tonight against the North Adams SteepleCats in North Adams, Mass.

The season originally was set to begin on Tuesday in South Kingston, R.I., against the Ocean State Waves, but that game was postponed due to inclement weather. They will play their second road game of the year at 6:30 p.m. on Friday against the Keene Swamp Bats.

The Nighthawks’ home opener is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction, when they will take on the Winnipesaukee Muskrats.

Valley News sports reporter Josh Weinreb has all you need to know on the Nighthawks’ season: Player details, coaches, team goals, all that jazz. Read his season preview here, and follow along with all of the Valley News‘ Nighthawks coverage here.