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Ex-Knights' Announcer Lands Minor League Radio Broadcasting Job.

February 2, 2011

Tri-City of the Northwest League Hires Jason Schwartz to be Voice of the Dust Devils

Ex-Knights' Announcer Lands Minor League Radio Broadcasting Job.

Jason Schwartz, the No. 2 radio broadcaster for the Corvallis Knights in 2010, has been hired by the Tri-City (Wash.) Dust Devils of the Northwest League to be their play-by-play broadcaster for the 2011 season.

It's the first job in affiliated baseball for the 22-year-old Schwartz, who graduated from USC last June.

"I couldn't be happier," said Schwartz, who is living in Los Angeles this winter while working as the play-by-play voice of the USC women's basketball team for

"This is exactly what I wanted. My goal was to break into affiliated baseball this summer...I can't believe it's happening this fast."

The Dust Devils are the Colorado Rockies affiliate in the short-A Northwest League. They play at Gesa Stadium in Pasco; their radio home is Newstalk 870 AM. He succeeds Mike Boyle, who moved on to the NWL's Spokane Indians after four seasons with the Dust Devils.

"We are excited to have Jason join our staff as the voice of the Dust Devils," Tri-City vice-president/general manager Derrel Ebert said. "Jason is an exciting broadcaster (who) will bring a freshness to our broadcasts our fans are going to enjoy."

It will be Schwartz's the third straight summer in the Pacific Northwest. He worked for the Wenatchee AppleSox in 2009 before joining the Knights last June.

"I was hoping to work in the Northwest League, because I'm familiar with the area," he said. "The Northwest League is a good step up for me."

Picture compliments of the Gazette-Times.