Former College of Idaho baseball player Izaac Garsez has been called up to play for the Boise Hawks. The Hawks, in conjunction with their parent club, the Chicago Cubs, announced the move prior to their July 17 home game versus the Yakima Bears. Garsez, an outfielder, was promoted to replace Bijan Rademacher, who was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs. Garsez is expected to be in the starting lineup on Tuesday night.
Garsez, a native of Caldwell, batted .273 with three triples, a home run and eight RBI in 13 games with the Mesa Cubs of the Arizona Rookie League this summer. He was drafted by the Cubs in the 30th Round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft on June 6, becoming the 10th C of I baseball player to be drafted, and the first since 2001.
When Garsez suits up for his hometown team, he will become the fourth Treasure Valley native to play for the Hawks since the Cubs began their affiliation in Boise. He joins Vallivue High School’s Pat McIntyre (2003), Capital High School/Northwest Nazarene University’s Roger Evenson (2005), and Centennial High School’s Jordan Latham (2007/2010). Garsez will be the second C of I player to play for the Boise franchise, joining Bill Oliver (1998).
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.