(March 20) When the expansion Greeneville Reds take the field for the first time this summer, they will have an experienced voice behind the mike. Justin Rocke, who has called affiliated minor league games for the past four seasons, has been hired as voice of the Cincinnati Reds new Appalachian League affiliate in Tusculum, TN.
Rocke spent last summer in the Appalachian League as well, with the Johnson City Cardinals. Prior to that, he spent two seasons with the Tennessee Smokies, summer 2014 with the Brevard County Manatees and two seasons in the Cape Cod League.
Each of the past three winters, Rocke has called women’s basketball for the Army West Point Black Knights.
He is a 2014 graduate of Penn State University. He joined STAA later that year.
Boyd Sports LLC manages Greenville, Johnson City and Tennessee.
“It’s a tremendous honor to spend another summer as a part of the Boyd Sports family,” says Rocke told Baseball Digest. “I appreciate Chris Allen and Jeremy Boler showing faith in my abilities for yet another season. I am extremely excited to get back down to East Tennessee to work with them, the Reds organization and be the inaugural voice of the Greeneville Reds.”
(Visit Justin’s STAA Talent Page).