(May 18, 2015) Most baseball play-by-play jobs open between October and March. However, it pays to be ready at all times. Two STAA members stayed prepared beyond the traditional hiring season and now both have new jobs. Jared Revlett has been hired as a Broadcasting and Media Relations Assistant with the Lynchburg Hillcats. Jordan Kuhns (pictured) is joining the Lexington County Blowfish as Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations.
The Hillcats are the Cleveland Indians Class-A affiliate. Lexington County is in the Coastal Plain summer collegiate league.
The Lynchburg opening was unexpected. The team had hired Daniel Kurish for the current season. However, Kurish left several weeks into the season to accept the top position with the Aberdeen IronBirds. At that point, the Hillcats contacted STAA for referrals.
“We sent news of the opening to our members and Jared Revlett applied,” says STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik.
Revlett joined STAA the same day the opening was sent to members. “Joining STAA really helped me out because otherwise, I wouldn’t have even known about the position,” says Revlett. “It was the last chance I had to get on the air in baseball this season and it certainly paid off.”
Revlett spent last season broadcasting for the Rockford Aviators. When new ownership took over the Aviators during the off-season, they hired their own broadcaster. While Revlett stayed on in a sales capacity, his desire was to be behind a mike this summer.
For Kuhns, this is his first foray into summer baseball. He has done play-by-play of various sports at Millersville University and Misericordia University, both in Kuhn’s home state of Pennsylvania. He had also picked-up some media relations experience while a student at Millersville.