Barnett has spent the past two baseball seasons broadcasting the play-by-play for a pair of college summer league teams. He served as the Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (Northwoods League) in 2012 and worked in a similar role for the Palm Springs Power (Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association) during the 2011 season. Away from the diamond, Barnett has served as a broadcaster and account executive for the Ontario (Calif.) Reign (ECHL) hockey club in each of the past two seasons.
A Dallas native, Barnett attended St. Mark’s School of Texas before graduating from Pomona College in southern California. While at Pomona, he helped found the Claremont Colleges’ sports broadcasting program and called the play-by-play for various baseball, basketball, football, tennis and lacrosse games.
Geoff Arnold, who served as a RoughRiders’ broadcaster and media relations assistant in 2012, has taken over as the Assistant Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Wilmington (N.C.) Blue Rocks (Royals, Advanced Single-A) for the 2013 season.
Every RoughRiders broadcast can be heard over the internet at www.RidersBaseball.com.
The RoughRiders kick off the 2013 season with an exhibition game on Tuesday, April 2 against the Triple-A Round Rock Express at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The regular season begins on Thursday, April 4 when Frisco visits the Arkansas Travelers. The ‘Riders begin their home schedule on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. when the Travelers come to Dr Pepper Ballpark. For information on tickets to see the RoughRiders in 2013, please call (972) 731-9200, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.ridersbaseball.com.