Donny Baarns


"A rising talent who has a terrific future in this business...I'm very confident that we'll be seeing him on the Major League level soon."
-Tyler Barnes
Vice President of Communications, Milwaukee Brewers

"More than qualified to join a Major League broadcast crew right now and make it better."
-Jerry Howarth
Radio Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays

Experience

Broadcaster and Host, Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A, Kansas City Royals)
April 2016-Present
Partner with Mark Nasser on Storm Chasers radio broadcasts. Host of on-camera Storm Chasers Live show before each home game.

Play-by-Play, Oakland A’s
March 2014-Present
Fill-in for regular season game vs. Seattle on August 31st, 2018.
Solo play-by-play for over 90 total Spring Training webcasts from 2014-2018 on Athletics.com and MLB.com.

Voice of UNO Women’s Basketball (NCAA Division I, Summit League)
Fall 2016-Present
Play-by-play of all Omaha women’s basketball games, home and away, plus select UNO hockey games, and lead TV host for UNO sporting events on Cox/YurView Channel 1013.

Broadcaster, Creighton University Athletics (NCAA Division I, Big East)
Fall 2016-Present
TV-style play-by-play for select Men’s and Women’s soccer, women's basketball, volleyball, and softball games on GoCreighton.com, plus select broadcasts on the Big East Digital Network

Director of Broadcasting & Media / Account Executive,
Visalia Rawhide (Class A)
May 2008-March 2016 / Visalia, CA
Play-by-play for all games, home and away. Generated over $700,000 in sales. Oversaw club media relations, wrote press releases, and managed Social Media.

Additional Play-by-Play/Radio: Texas Rangers Spring Training Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Baseball, Big East Digital Network soccer, Comcast Hometown Network baseball, KFRE-59 High School Game of the Week, Fresno Pacific men's basketball and women's volleyball, Stockton Thunder hockey (ECHL), high school football, Fresno City College football, College of the Sequoias football, football scoreboard studio host, NAIA Soccer Final 4.

Additional Play-by-Play/Radio: Texas Rangers Spring Training Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Baseball,, Comcast Hometown Network baseball, KFRE-59 High School Game of the Week, Fresno Pacific men's basketball and women's volleyball, Stockton Thunder hockey (ECHL), high school football, Fresno City College football, College of the Sequoias football, football scoreboard studio host, NAIA Soccer Final 4.

Additional Information

  • 2012 Minor League Broadcaster of the Year (Ballpark Digest)
  • Researched and authored book on Visalia Rawhide club history
    (Goshen and Giddings: 65 Years of Visalia Professional Baseball).
  • Presented at Freitas Business Seminar at 2011 Winter Meetings
  • Presented at 2012 Minor League Promotional Seminar
    ("Learning from Orwell: How History Can Enhance Your Club's Brand")

Education

Occidental College
Bachelor of Arts, History (Summa Cum Laude)
Phi Beta Kappa

References
(Contact info available on request)

Matt Perl
Director of Marketing & Broadcasting
Oakland Athletics

Ken Korach
Voice of the Oakland Athletics

Jerry Howarth
Former Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays

Eric Nadel
Voice of the Texas Rangers

Ryan Lefebvre
TV and Radio Broadcaster, Kansas City Royals

Josh Rawitch
Vice President of Communications, Arizona Diamondbacks

Tom Seidler
President, Visalia Rawhide
Ownership, San Diego Padres