December 18, 2017
PORTLAND - The Portland Pickles announced today that they have hired former Ivy League Pitcher Jamie Flynn as the 2018 Voice of the Pickles.
Flynn will be on the call for all 66 games including traveling with the Pickles on all road games. In addition to broadcasting, he will assume the role Media Relations Coordinator and Communications Manager, working with media to curate unique stories about the team and players. Pickles fans will also connect with Jamie as an Account Representative, servicing season ticket holders, groups and corporate partners.
"We are incredibly lucky to have Jamie joining the team this year. With his experience on the field, you can look forward to a unique perspective when you tune in," said Bill Stewart, Owner and Operator. "With his contagious enthusiasm and passion for the game, Jamie will surely knock it out of the park with his multiple roles here."
Flynn joins the Pickles having recently graduated from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). After graduating from Ashland High School in 2013, Flynn attended Cornell where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Communication. Flynn pitched at the Division I level for the Big Red while also writing and broadcasting for the Big Red Sports Network. Prior to joining Portland, Flynn worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for Table Rock Sports Network in Southern Oregon.
In Flynn's senior season with Cornell, he posted a 2.25 ERA in relief, which was good enough for second on the team. Flynn also played four years (2013-2017) of summer baseball for the Medford Rogues; their field is 15 minutes away from his Southern Oregon home. Flynn would frequently join the Rogues broadcast team as a player/broadcaster.
Through playing for the Rogues, Flynn had a chance to familiarize himself with the West Coast League from 2013 through 2015. In his final season with the Rogues, Flynn's 2.09 ERA in seven starts helped the team capture its first ever Great West League Championship.