(March 25, 2019) Four more STAA members have earned baseball broadcasting opportunities for this summer. Brennan Mense, Mike Drew and Max Thoma will be broadcasting and media relations assistants for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, St. Paul Saints and Gary SouthShore RailCats respectively. Cullen Holt will be the lead voice and media director for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.
Bowling Green is the Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. St. Paul and Gary are independent league teams. Wisconsin is a summer collegiate squad.
Brennan Mense is a 2016 graduate of the Princeton of the Plains, Kansas State University. He spent last summer as the No. 2 with the Gary SouthShore Rail Cats. This is his first foray into affiliated ball.
Mike Drew earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2016 from Westfield State University and his Masters from Syracuse one year later. In addition to calling WSU baseball, Drew has broadcast from the Babe Ruth World Series and the Ripken Baseball World Series.
Max Thoma grew up in the Los Angeles area before attending the University of Miami. He spent last summer broadcasting in the Sunset Baseball League, a top amateur league in Southern California.
Cullen Holt grew up near Thoma in Southern California and is a sophomore at Cal Baptist University. He called games and handled media relations last summer for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs of the summer collegiate Expedition League.