Brewers-Chukars rained out, will play doubleheader Wednesday

Tuesday’s constant rain canceled the Idaho Falls Chukars game against the Helena Brewers scheduled for Melaleuca Field. The teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. today at Melaleuca Field. Each game will be seven innings and will be the second and third contests in the Chukars’ (23-23, 3-5) four-game homestand against the Brewers (17-30, 4-5). At 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, the Chukars official Twitter account (@ifchukars) posted that fans who purchased tickets to the rained-out game could have them exchanged for vouchers to a later home game. Tuesday’s rainout was the second this season. The last time the Chukars had two games rained out in a season was 2009. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Pioneer League championship series tickets on sale

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Tickets for Game 1 of the Pioneer League championship series between the Idaho Falls Chukars and Helena Brewers, which begins Saturday at Melaleuca Field, are now on sale.

Fans can purchase tickets at the ballpark or by calling the Chukars at 522-8363. General admission tickets can also be purchased by visiting ifchukars.com.

The Chukars and Brewers played seven times this year, the last coming July 19 at Melaleuca Field. Helena won the season series 4-3, averaging 7.5 runs per game in the four wins. Idaho Falls was also explosive in its wins, averaging 11 runs per game in the three victories.

Idaho Falls set its season high for runs in a 17-6 win July 18. The Chukars pounded out 21 hits in that win, including a home run from right fielder Elier Hernandez, who belted three homers and drove in 11 runs against Helena during the regular season.

First baseman/catcher Frank Schwindel feasted on Helena pitching this season, batting .481 (13 of 27) with four doubles, a home run and seven RBIs in seven games. Shortstop Humberto Arteaga also hammered the Brewers, hitting .382 (13 of 34) with four doubles, five RBIs and nine runs scored. As a team, the Chukars batted .312 with 24 doubles and six home runs and 35 RBIs over seven games.

Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) of the best-of-3 series are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in Helena, Mont. For information on tickets to those games, call (406) 495-0500.

Tickets on sale now

Tickets for the 2011 Chukars season went on sale Wednesday.

Individual tickets, season seats, picnics, group outings and 10-ticket bonus books are available by calling the Chukars’ front office at 522-8363 or by visiting www.ifchukars.com.

The Chukar start the season Monday, June 20 at Melaleuca Field against the Ogden Raptors, a Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate.

Tickets on sale June 1

The Idaho Falls Chukars announced Wednesday that individual game tickets will be available for purchase starting June 1.

Individual game tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the Chukars’ front office at Melaleuca Field. Season seat packages can be purchased and picked up at the front office.

The Chukars kick off the 2011 season against the Ogden Raptors on June 20 at Melaleuca Field.

For information or to purchase tickets, visit ifchukars.com or call 522-8363.