This is a slightly busier week than normal for those of us in the ATVN Sports Department for a few reasons.
So what new things are going on this week?
First, we are welcoming former Major League Baseball player Matt McBride to our on-air announcing team as he will be calling games with us starting this week on the Astound TV Network.
Secondly, for the first time ever on our station, we are broadcasting the Colonial League baseball playoffs. We are very excited to be able to focus on those teams for the first time during the spring season.
Thirdly, with the quarterfinals completed this weekend, we are in the process of putting all our information together for Tuesday’s semifinal broadcasts–and we don’t have a shortage of great storylines to focus on.
The scene for Tuesday is now set.
In the EPC semifinals, Emmaus and Parkland will square off against each other for the third time. In the first game, Emmaus won by a single run but Parkland had the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning before the Hornets shut the door.
In Tuesday’s other game, it will feature the area’s top team at the end of the regular season–Liberty, against one of the hottest squads in the area–Nazareth.
All four teams split their games during the regular season, so each game will be “rubber matches.”
Be sure to tune in for our coverage starting on Tuesday afternoon!
Also, don’t forget to tune into our “SportsTalk” for interviews with local coaches and athletes every Thursday at 7pm on “ATVN SportsTalk.” You can also chime in with a question or comment during our live show or suggestions of which teams we should try to focus on this spring by emailing us.
Also, for more on all of the teams participating in this week’s baseball playoff action, we had a comprehensive preview of both the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and Colonial League playoffs on last week’s “SportsTalk” show, which Astound Broadband video customers can watch for free at any time On-Demand.
Last but not least, we also have interviews with local baseball and softball teams you will want to check out that were a part of last week’s program as well.
Come back to “The SportsTalk Shop” next week for more information on ATVN’s coverage of local sports in our area, reactions and news from this week’s sports action and more of our top highlights from the past sports seasons.
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