ESPN Blacksburg to broadcast Pulaski River Turtles games

ESPN Blacksburg to broadcast Pulaski River Turtles games

Beginning this season, Pulaski River Turtles baseball will be broadcast on the local affiliate of the worldwide leader in sports.

Calfee Park Baseball has partnered with ESPN Blacksburg to broadcast the entire 54-game regular season on 93.1FM, 97.1FM, 810AM and the ESPN Blacksburg app. Every live broadcast will also be available online at www.espnblacksburg.com.

“The ESPN brand is synonymous with sports, and considering our longstanding relationship with ESPN Blacksburg, this partnership is a perfect fit,” says Pulaski River Turtles general manager JW Martin. “They will do a great job of delivering quality coverage to our fans.”

The partnership grants exclusive broadcast rights of the games to ESPN Blacksburg for the 2021 season, making the New River Valley sports station the home of Pulaski River Turtles baseball.

“We are so excited to partner with the Pulaski River Turtles,” says ESPN Blacksburg Operations Manager Paul VanWagoner. “We feel that there is a strong bond between the local communities of the New River Valley and their sports teams, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of that.”

The 2021 Pulaski River Turtles season begins June 3, with Opening Night at Calfee Park slated for June 5. The schedule features 12 home games in June, 11 home games in July and four home games in August, with the regular season finale scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7. In total, the 2021 schedule boasts 54 dates.

Calfee Park Baseball is accepting applications for a play-by-play announcer; the selection process is anticipated to begin later this month. Applicants must have previous experience in sports broadcasting. To apply, email a resume to: info@pulaskiriverturtles.com.

About the Pulaski River Turtles

Calfee Park opened in 1935 and was renovated for the organization’s first season under the ownership of the Shelor Motor Mile in 2015. The organization is celebrating its 55th season in the Appalachian League in 2021. Pulaski teams have a combined all-time record of 193-155 (189-148 regular season) in the Appalachian League, and boast five league championships: 1948, 1969, 1986, 1991 and 2013.

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