Bradenton Marauders announcer named FSL broadcaster of year

Bradenton Marauders announcer Nate March.
Bradenton Marauders announcer Nate March.

Bradenton Marauders play-by-play announcer Nate March on Tuesday was named the Florida State League’s broadcaster of the year in a vote by the league’s 12 general managers.

March, 28, recently completed his sixth season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ high-Class A affiliate.

“The Florida State League has a history of tremendous broadcasters as well as a very strong roster of current announcers, so to be tabbed as the best on the mic this season is a true honor,” March said.

In addition to his broadcasting duties, March is the chief media contact for the Pirates’ at LECOM Park and Pirate City. He also coordinates Marauders team travel and contributes to sales and marketing efforts for Pirates spring training and the Marauders.

In 2017, March became the manager of LECOM Park’s video board staff and led Bradenton in becoming the first Florida State League team to video stream home games on MiLB TV.

“We are proud of Nate’s recognition as Broadcaster of the Year,” Marauders general manager Rachelle Madrigal said. “Nate is a tremendous asset to our organization and our fans have cherished his ability to bring them into the ballpark to share the excitement at LECOM Park and on the road.”

March has been an active participant in the Pirates Employee Community Commitment Program and is part of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Leadership Manatee class of 2017-2018.

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