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The Next Voice of Growlers Baseball

Kalamazoo, MI – The Growlers have found their newest play-by-play broadcaster for the summer of 2022. Ben Pokorny will be the voice of the Growlers for the upcoming baseball season. A junior from Arizona State University, Ben currently works as the play-by-play broadcaster for ASU hockey, softball and baseball on Pac-12 Insider.

Originally from Barrington, Illinois, Ben has been a life-long baseball fan and can’t wait to get to Kalamazoo. Sharing his excitement for the upcoming season, Ben said he is most excited “to make lifelong connections and friendships and to wake up everyday and get to go to a baseball game.” Ben has already gained experience working in summer league baseball. He spent the 2020 season working as a broadcaster for the Quincy Gems, a summer prospect league located in Quincy, Illinois.

“We can’t wait for Ben to get started. He has an impressive resume and an incredible passion for baseball. In the conversations we’ve had already, Ben has a great attitude and is ready to get to work right away,” said Growlers Director of Media, Dean Thomas.

You will be able to listen and watch Ben call all Growlers home games on the Northwoods League Baseball Network which streams for free online. 


The Kalamazoo Growlers 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 (TEX). 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 or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.