PIRATE INTERNS

JAKE FREEDMAN - PA ANNOUNCER

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Jake Freedman will be the Public Address Announce Intern for the 2022 Season. He is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Political Science and Sports Communication. While he goes to school in the Midwest, he is a local kid, growing up and still living in Studio City, and is a graduate of Campbell Hall and Sherman Oaks Little League. Jake used to spend his afternoons watching baseball at Valley College with his grandfather, and looks forward to being the Pirates PA Announcer this summer. Jake tries to abide by the words of Jackie Robinson “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

JUSTIN BORSES - BROADCASTING

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Hello everyone, my name is Justin Borses and I am incredibly excited to be joining the Pirate broadcast team! I have served as a play-by-play and color commentator for Moorpark College for the last four years. Over the course of that time, I am grateful to have witnessed some incredible moments. Our women’s basketball team is currently a three-time reigning, defending league champion. One of the most important things I value includes the incredible privilege of being able to hear the roar of a crowd. Immortalizing those moments in sports at any level is why I love my job. I want people to look back on those memories saying the classic phrase… “I remember where I was when.” Among my other passions, disability advocacy is very dear to me. I live with Cerebral Palsy and it’s important for me to represent the community on and off camera. I am part of Respectability, an organization that advocates for disability rights. I am thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait to give you the fans an exciting broadcast!

CONOR CLINE - BASEBALL ANALYTICS

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Conor Cline will be joining the VC Pirates as a Baseball Analytics & Official Scorer Intern for the 2022 Season. He is a junior at California Lutheran University, studying Sports Management. While he goes to school in Southern California, his hometown is a small town in Northern California called Rio Vista. Conor has experience playing baseball his whole life, and is an avid MLB baseball viewer as well. Conor has always been very passionate about sports, and his goal is to turn this passion into a career.

TESS HOLBERT - GAMEDAY OPERATIONS

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Tess Holbert will be the Game Day Operations Intern for the 2022 Season. She is a sophomore at California Lutheran University, studying both Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management and Psychology. Sports have always been a big part of her life from today being a collegiate athlete to growing up with a huge sports fan of a father. Baseball has always been a source of family bonding for Tess, so she is really excited to be a Game Day Operations Intern this summer. One of Tess’s biggest influences is Tim S. Grover, she stands by his quote “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

MADDY WHITING - GAMEDAY OPERATIONS

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Maddy Whiting will be part of the Game Day Operations staff. She just graduated college from California Lutheran University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management. For about 8 years of her life, she played softball and coached softball for 2 years at her high school while getting her AA degree. She grew up watching baseball and her favorite team is the Los Angeles Dodgers. She can’t wait to bring new life to the Ventura County Pirates family. One of her favorite quotes is by Walt Disney, which is “All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

KYLE BRUNS - WEBMASTER

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My name is Kyle Bruns, I am a junior going to Western Governors University studying computer science. I am from Bremerton Washington, but  have lived in San Diego for just as long. As a young adult I worked with people from all walks of life, from construction and retail, to politics and manufacturing. If there's one thing that I have learned from my experience, it's that there's always more to learn, as Elon Musk said "Constantly think about how you could be doing things better". That being said I look forward to learning more about baseball, I am excited to work with the Pirates team, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from everyone!

HALEY ROSE - PA ANNOUNCER

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Haley Rose will be the Public Address Announce Intern for the 2022 Season. She is a senior at Indiana University studying film and theatre. A Washington D.C. native, she’s extremely excited to venture out west, and to blend her passion for performing with her lifelong love of sports as an announcer with the Ventura County Pirates organization. 

SIDNEY STERN - SPORTS MEDIA & COMMUNICATION JOURNALISM

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Sidney Stern will be a Sports Media and Communication Journalist Intern for the 2022 Season. She is a rising senior at River Oaks Academy in Westlake hoping to study Journalism with an emphasis in sports and Political Science. Baseball has always been a major part of her life, some of her first memories have been at baseball games. She is a huge Brewers fan and hopes to work as a broadcaster or sideline reporter for an MLB team. Along with her love for sports, she has also spent years volunteering in advocacy raising money for genocide victims all across Africa. 

WILL WOLFSWINKEL - GAMEDAY OPERATIONS

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Will is a recent graduate of California State University, Long Beach majoring in Communication Studies and double minoring in Journalism and Public Relations. He is an avid sports fan and has always had a love for the gameday experience. Will is looking forward to spending the summer helping to develop that gameday experience with the Pirates. One quote I really like is from Bernard M. Baruch: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

LANDON KLOTZ - BROADCASTING

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Landon Klotz will be the Broadcaster announcer for the 2022 season. He is originally from Dallas, TX but has spent half is life growing up in Los Angeles and considers himself an LA kid. He is currently a student at Santa Monica College and a working actor. Sports is a lifelong passion of Landon’s passed down from his parents, he grew up playing baseball his whole childhood and is eager to be back around the diamond. Landon can’t wait to get started with the Pirates this summer!

ALEX ALBRECHT - BASEBALL ANALYTICS & SCOREKEEPER

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Alexander Albrecht will be a Baseball Analytics & Scorekeeper Intern for the 2022 Season. He is an incoming freshman at Villanova University, studying Statistics and Economics. He was born in Studio City and raised in Pasadena, and is a graduate of Cate School in Carpinteria, CA. He played and works for Pasadena Southwest Little League since he was five. Alexander works as a college football statistician/reporter for StatsPerform along with being on the live stats crew for LMU and UCLA Basketball games. He has been a lifelong baseball fan and looks forward to contributing towards the Pirates’ success.

CHARLIE GONZALEZ - PLAYBY PLAY BROADCASTING INTERN

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Charlie Gonzalez will be the play-by-play announcer intern for the 2022 season. He is an incoming transfer student to California State University, Northridge, studying Journalism & Broadcasting. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he was introduced to sports before he could walk, and is a soon-to-be graduate of Santa Monica College. Charlie and his father have had season tickets to the Los Angeles Rams ever since they moved back in 2016. He is thrilled to call Pirates' baseball games this summer. His motivation comes from wanting to live a full life, which is only achievable if you're doing exactly what you want.  

DANIEL TAPIA - SPORTS MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS JOURNALIST

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Hello Pirates fans! My name is Daniel Tapia and I am a senior at Cal Poly Pomona studying multimedia journalism. I am very excited to be joining the Pirates media and communications team for the 2022 season. My passion for Baseball started at a very young age when I would hit the field every Saturday morning for some T-ball games. Ever since then my love for the game only got stronger and I now hope to pursue a career in the baseball industry. You will always see me with a smile on my face and I can’t wait for you all to see the content we put out. I am thankful for this opportunity and want to leave you all with a quote by Chris Grosser that says “Opportunities don’t happen, YOU create them.”