Lexington Legends Name WCL Alum New Broadcaster

West Coast League alum Emma Tiedemann continues to rise in the broadcasting ranks as the former voice of the Medford Rogues, and much more, is set to be the first female play-by-play voice in the South Atlantic League with the Lexington Legends in 2018. The Rogues were members of the West Coast League from 2013-2015.

For more on this exciting announcement, please click here to read the Lexington Herald-Leader’s March 9 story by Jared Peck titled Legends make history in hiring only the second female play-by-play voice in baseball.


The West Coast League (WCL) is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 14-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest showcases pro prospects from major conferences across the nation June through August. Out west, the league features an unparalleled history of memorable fan and player experiences and the best summer weather in North America. 83 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB 2017 June draft. 271 WCL alums appeared or were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2017 including 31 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore); record-breaking rookie slugger Rhys Hoskins (Philadelphia); rising star pitchers James Paxton (Seattle) and Matt Boyd (Detroit); and outfielder Mitch Haniger (Seattle). Overall member attendance was 412,392 this past summer, an increase of 8.6% in total attendance.