MOREHEAD CITY, NC – The two-time defending Coastal Plain League champion Morehead City Marlins are happy to announce the broadcasting duo that will bring you every single Marlins game this year, Eric Bach and Trey Redfield. Bach returns to the Crystal Coast as “The Voice” of the Marlins in 2021 after a short stint as the broadcasting intern in 2020 before the cancellation of the season. Redfield joins the Marlins as the 2021 broadcasting intern.
Coming to Morehead City all the way from Coldwater, Michigan, Bach just graduated this weekend from the esteemed Michigan State University School of Journalism with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in sports journalism. Bach has been the voice of the Michigan State Spartans on Impact 89FM WDBM – the award-winning MSU student radio station – for the past two years, serving as Sports Broadcast Director. Bach has also called play-by-play in six different sports (including baseball) for Big Ten Network Plus in his time in East Lansing. For his play-by-play broadcasting, Bach has won seven Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) awards, and helped WDBM win the MAB Station of the Year in both of his years on the paid staff.
Originally from Holly Springs, North Carolina, Redfield will graduate in 2023 from the vaunted S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. Redfield is the Syracuse men’s lacrosse beat reporter for CitrusTV, a sports staff member at 89.1 WJPZ Syracuse, a sports desk member at 88.3 WAER Syracuse, and does play-by-play for CNY Stream.
“I’m incredibly excited to return to Morehead City for the 2021 season to start my professional career,” Bach said. “I got a taste of the championship organization the Marlins are in 2020, and I’m excited to kick off this partnership with Trey to bring the great Marlin fans the coverage this team deserves. Trey is a native North Carolinian, and I can’t wait to return to the place I fell in love with last summer. 2021 is shaping up to be the best season in the history of the Marlins, and Trey and I are stoked to bring Marlin fans every thrilling second of it.”
“The Marlins are thrilled to have Eric Bach back to lead our media efforts in 2021,” said Marlins General Manager Ross Combs. “Eric is an award-winning play-by-play broadcaster that has called games at the highest level of collegiate athletics, and he proved to be a valuable asset to our team in his time here last summer. Trey Redfield is a very talented young broadcaster that has gained a lot of great experience so far in his time at Syracuse. Together, I’m certain they will be a highly entertaining and informative broadcast team in the booth this summer for our fans to enjoy night in and night out!”
A leader in several student organizations and a two-year varsity letter winner on both the football field and baseball diamond in high school for the Coldwater Cardinals, Bach also stays involved in high-level athletics outside of broadcasting. For the past three seasons, Bach has officiated men’s basketball at the collegiate level, working all the way up to Division 2. He also officiates high school basketball and football, and has umpired summer baseball. In addition to his work for the student radio station, Bach also served as the student officials coordinator for the Department of Recreational Sports at Michigan State, overseeing a staff of 80 referees and over 10,000 intramural participants.
A member of five honor societies and four varsity sports at Holly Springs High School, Redfield enjoys working out in his garage, going to the beach, and spending time with his two dogs, Hoover and Theo. He also is a recruitment chair for the Zeta Phi ETA professional fraternity at Syracuse.
The Morehead City Marlins look forward to having Eric Bach and Trey Redfield as the voices of the 2021 Marlin season. Tickets are available now at mhcmarlins.com.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 25th season in 2021, the CPL features 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 118 alums — including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2012 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as former Marlin and 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor — make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.