Pac-12 Networks announces on-air talent for fourth season of baseball coverage

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Andy Lopez, Wes Clements and Donnie Marbut join Pac-12 Networks baseball telecasts

Pac-12 Networks to provide coverage of the Dodger Stadium Baseball Classic game between USC and UCLA on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. PT

SAN FRANCISCO (February 17, 2016) – Former Pac-12 coaches Andy Lopez and Donnie Marbut, in addition to University of Arizona standout Wes Clements, join Pac-12 Networks’ 103 collegiate baseball broadcasts this season. Pac-12 baseball on Pac-12 Networks begins Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m. PT when Stanford hosts Vanderbilt.

Additionally, as part of its opening weekend of baseball coverage, Pac-12 Networks will televise the Dodger Stadium Baseball Classic game between USC and UCLA on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. PT exclusively on Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Los Angeles.

In its fourth season of coverage, Pac-12 Networks welcomes a slew of familiar faces including JT Snow, Kevin Stocker and Scott Erickson as analysts. Play-by-play talent features names such as Daron Sutton, Guy Haberman, JB Long, Jason Knapp, Roxy Bernstein, Ted Robinson, Rich Burk, Jim Watson and Thad Anderson.

New to the Networks this year are Lopez, Clements and Marbut.

Lopez joins the Pac-12 Networks as a baseball analyst following a 38-year coaching career. Lopez served as the head coach at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pepperdine and Florida before taking over the University of Arizona’s program. During his 14 seasons at Arizona, the Wildcats made eight NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the College World Series twice. In 2012, Arizona defeated defending champion South Carolina in consecutive games to win the national championship. Lopez is only one of two coaches in history to win a national title at two different schools (Pepperdine and Arizona). He is also one of three coaches to take three different schools (Arizona, Florida and Pepperdine) to Omaha.

Marbut joins Pac-12 Networks as a baseball analyst. Marbut coached 11 seasons leading the Cougars, where he compiled a 314-304 record, the third-most wins in program history behind Bobo Brayton and Buck Bailey. During his career, Marbut led the Cougars to 314 wins and two postseason appearances, those coming in 2009 and 2010. In 2010 WSU reached the Arkansas Regional title game before falling to the host and No. 15 Razorbacks. In addition, he coached 37 student-athletes at WSU who have been selected in the MLB Draft. Marbut joined the Cougar coaching staff as an assistant in 2004, helping guide the team to a 29-26 record, WSU’s first winning campaign since 1998. One year later, he was named head coach by then-athletic director Jim Sterk.

Former Arizona Wildcat Clements brings a diverse and extensive career in baseball to the Pac-12 Networks. Clements had an impressive career at Arizona, which culminated in a national championship. Clements played in two back-to-back College World Series campaigns, and was also an All-American and Academic All-American both years at Arizona. A member of the University of Arizona’s Hall of fame, Clements was drafted in the sixth round of the MLB Draft out of college by the Houston Astros. He played, coached and managed in several farm systems. He served as a baseball analyst at ESPN before joining The Beast 980 in Los Angeles. He currently hosts the ‘Myers and Wes Show.’

Pac-12 Networks’ full play-by-play and analyst roster for baseball can be found below:

Analysts:

  • Andy Lopez
  • Wes Clements
  • Donnie Marbut
  • JT Snow
  • Kevin Stocker
  • Scott Erickson

Play-by-play:

  • Daron Sutton
  • Guy Haberman
  • JB Long
  • Jason Knapp
  • Roxy Bernstein
  • Ted Robinson
  • Rich Burk
  • Thad Anderson
  • Jim Watson

The complete 2015-16 Pac-12 Networks baseball televised schedule can be seen here.

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