Kyle Kervechal and Greg Mroz (pictured) are on the call for Pioneer League Baseball this summer.
Kervechal, a 23-year-old graduate from Arizona State, is the new play-by-play broadcaster for the Grand Junction Rockies.
“I’m excited. There’s a whole lot to be excited about.” he told KREX.
Kercheval was wise beyond his years when he reached out to the Grand Junction Rockies immediately after learning the play-by-play position was available for the first time in a decade.
“For me personally, it’s my first big break in minor league baseball. It’s a really cool opportunity for me to get my feet wet and get to know people in the organization,” says. “Everyone has been great. I can’t wait to get started.”
This is a move Kervechal worked towards after graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The STAA member is in familiar territory growing up playing baseball in nearby Parker, Colorado.
“I grew up watching the Rockies,” Kervechal told KREX “It’s a blissful experience to be here now, it doesn’t feel real. I’m thankful to be here.”
His play-by-play experience includes working for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Baseball .
Greg Mroz is returning to the Pioneer League this summer with a new team.
The Northwestern graduate is the new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Idaho Falls Chukars. Mroz joins Idaho Falls after spending last season with the Helena Brewers.
“I sincerely enjoyed spending time in Idaho Falls when I was with Helena last season, and am beyond excited to call Melaleuca Field home in 2019,” Mroz said. “This is an organization of passionate people who put out a great product and have fun doing it. I’m just excited to do my part in bringing the joy of Chukars baseball to fans near & far.”
The STAA member has quickly impressed his new boss.
“Greg is a talented young man with a lot of baseball experience.” Said Kevin Greene, President and General Manager of the Idaho Falls Chukars. “We are certain that fans will love his description of Chukars baseball throughout the summer. We are happy to have him on board.”
Mroz has years of broadcasting experience with Northwestern University, Cape Cod League Baseball, Midwest League Baseball and a year of independent league baseball in his hometown.