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Andy "Bull" Barch

Bull joined the Crushers prior to the 2011 season. Prior to saddling up in the catbird’s seat at All Pro Freight Stadium, Barch served seven seasons in minor league baseball as a radio announcer, and director of media relations.

He made his professional baseball debut behind the mic in the summer of 2003, when he served as the radio announcer for the Jamestown Jammers, a short season affiliate of the Florida Marlins in the New York-Penn League.

Barch then spent the following six seasons (2004-2009) with the West Virginia Power, a Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates (‘09), Milwaukee Brewers (‘05-08) and Toronto BlueJays (‘04). During his tenure as the “voice of the Power”, Andy called over 800 baseball games, including the 2009 South Atlantic League All-Star Game. He called two South Atlantic League Championship Series in 2007 and 2008. Barch also hosted a daily talk show titled “Bull on Baseball”. In 2009, Ballpark Digest named him the runner up for their Broadcaster of the Year Award.

A 2003 graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bull called several BGSU football, basketball and baseball games in his four years on campus.

In addition to his duties with the Crushers, Barch also serves as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Notre Dame College. He also conducts play by play broadcasts for NDC basketball and football.

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