Scrappers & ESPN 1570 Announce Partnership for 2019 Season

By Mahoning Valley Scrappers | April 19, 2019 10:00 AM

NILES, OH - The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and ESPN 1570 (WHTX-AM) have jointly announced a partnership agreement for the 2019 season. 

The agreement renews an association with the station that began in 2011 but with a new ownership group that has broadcast properties that have served as the flagship stations of the Williamsport Crosscutters for more than a decade.

All broadcasts are also available online at mvscrappers.com and can accessed via computer, tablet or iPhone.

Scrappers General Manager and Vice President of HWS Baseball, Jordan Taylor stated, "The Scrappers are pleased to partner with ESPN 1570 (WXTX-AM) to broadcast games during the 2019 season. Along with the live broadcast, the weekly in season show will give baseball fans in the area opportunities to be engaged with the team all season long."

Tim Pozsgai, "Voice of the Scrappers" returns for his 7th season behind the mic.

"With our broadcast crew visiting with Tim and the Scrappers staff each summer when the Cutters play the Scrappers makes this even more special for me since our stations now have the best of both worlds in the New York-Penn League," according to Todd Bartley, General Manager of ESPN 1570 and Fox Sports Williamsport, who will continue in his role as the play-by-play voice on select broadcasts of the Crosscutters.

ESPN 1570 signed on September 4, 2018 and serves as the flagship radio station of Warren JFK Eagles football. Establishing itself at the Mahoning Valley Leader in Sports compiling 23 high school football game broadcasts in its inaugural season. A proud member of the OHSAA Radio Network. As well as the Mahoning Valley home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

ESPN Radio is now the nation's largest sports network with more than 700 affiliates, roughly 200 more than its nearest competitor. Currently more than 215 stations now carry ESPN Radio programming 24 hours a day. ESPN Radio is the only 24/7 talk network complemented by major play-by-play rights. The home of the NFL Draft, NFL games, Major League Baseball and the World Series, the NBA and its finals, multiple college football bowl games including the College Football Playoff and National Championship Game.

For a complete promotional schedule, visit mvscrappers.com. The Scrappers 2019 Home Opener will be Sunday, June 16 vs. the Batavia Muckdogs. Single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by clicking here, at the Chevy All Stars Box Office at Eastwood Field or by calling (330) 505-0000.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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