Battle Creek, MI – The Battle Jacks have signed the first broadcasters in team history. Three new broadcasters will serve as both the online stream broadcasters for the team both at home and on the road, as well as split duties serving as the stadium’s public address announcer. Every Battle Jacks game will be streamed online for free. You can watch games live during the season through the Northwoods League Baseball Network. Let’s meet the three broadcasters coming to Battle Creek this summer.
Nevada Cullen is a junior journalism student at the University of Florida. He specializes in sports broadcasting, and has called games for the football, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and basketball teams at UF. He is currently the play-by-play broadcaster for the Santa Fe College Saints in Gainesville, Florida. Last summer, he was the voice of the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. Cullen is from Oviedo, Florida, located in East Orlando. He played baseball throughout high school, and his favorite team is the Baltimore Orioles.
Brendan Nordstrom attends the College of Communications at Boston University studying journalism and advertising. Coached by his father and older brother, Brian, he has played baseball for 14 years. Brendan’s dream is to work as a beat writer or a broadcaster for a pro sports team, so interning for the Battle Jacks was a natural next step. At Boston University, he is constantly immersed in the world of sports, whether it be broadcasting college athletics through the school radio station, co-hosting a podcast called “Redshirts,” photography, writing articles for the school newspaper, or working a part-time job as a statistician. In his free time, Brendan likes to go on hikes, longboard, watch Detroit sports, run, and find new albums to listen to. He is looking forward to the opportunity to be one of the first voices of the new team and belonging to such a storied franchise.
Bryce Tinson is a Romeo, Michigan native. He attends Ohio University and studies Journalism: News and Information with a minor in sports administration. Bryce currently serves as a reporter for Hardwood Heroes and Gridiron Glory covering southeast Ohio basketball and football. Bryce also anchors sports for Newswatch, the 6:30PM news show at WOUB. Bryce loves football and really likes baseball and basketball. Bryce is also an avid Michigan fan and Detroit sports supporter. It’s been a while since Bryce has done play-by-play but is really excited to get back into it. He can’t wait to be in Battle Creek and start calling Battle Jacks games.
The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.battlejacksbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.