The Reno Aces have a new voice for the 2020 MiLB season.
Zack Bayrouty will serve as the Director of Broadcasting and call the 140 Aces games heard on Fox Sports 630 AM throughout the season. He is only the second lead broadcaster in club history but his voice may sound familiar. Bayrouty got his first taste calling baseball games in the Biggest Little City a season ago standing in for nine games in July.
“The idea of filling Ryan Radtke’s role was nothing short of terrifying,” Aces President Eric Edelstein said. “The amount of talent who applied was both overwhelming and exciting. Ultimately, we believe that Zack Bayrouty is the perfect storyteller to inspire a new generation of Aces fans. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Biggest Little City.”
“We received a significant number of applications with an overwhelming amount of talent. The dedication to this craft is undeniable and we did not take this decision lightly,” Aces General Manager Emily Jaenson said in a press statement. “We had the pleasure of working with Zack this past season and his talent and professionalism left a lasting impression. Ultimately, he rose to the top of the candidate pool and we are thrilled to welcome Zack as the next voice of the Reno Aces.”
Bayrouty joins the Aces after spending the last 14 seasons as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Stockton Ports, the High-A, Oakland Athletics. He recently made his Major League debut on Sept. 3, 2019, when he was tabbed by the A’s to fill in for Ken Korach and work alongside Vince Cotroneo when the A’s hosted the Los Angeles Angels.
He was also the television play-by-play broadcaster for Ports games that aired on Comcast Hometown Network from 2009-2013, including a game that aired on MLB Network on June 29, 2010.
In addition to his work with the Ports, Bayrouty serves as the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the University of the Pacific men’s basketball team.
Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 11.