February 25, 2020

Moving Out West for CSU Bakersfield Baseball

Interviewing Coach Beard

Following an arduous, anxiety-filling search for a team to work for during the spring season, I was lucky enough to secure the radio baseball gig with CSU Bakersfield (via Learfield IMG College) for 2020. I say lucky because this was not a publicized opening, but emailing hundreds of SIDs/Ass ADs/Learfield GMs worked out in my favor.

So I packed my car and headed out from Florida to California following the 2019 Purdue volleyball season, and a few weeks of R&R with my family. I was stoked to be calling D-1 baseball in the state that essentially made it what it is today.

Once again I’m fortunate to have found a program that welcomes their broadcaster into the family, and Coach Jeremy Beard was excited to have someone who loved baseball joining the environment. Here are the highlights from the first two weekends to start the 2020 season for the Roadrunners (unfortunately COVID-19 ended the season prematurely, but I’m excited for Season 2):