Hometown: Garden Plain, Kansas
College: Dodge City CC — AA; Fort Hays State University, Communications – Broadcasting — BA
Debut: November 2013
Walk-Up Song: “Hurts So Good” — John Cougar Mellencamp
Bio: Kevin Jenks serves as the General Manager of NBC Baseball Foundation and Tournament Director for the NBC World Series. The soft-throwing righty has worked in sports, to some capacity, his entire career. A lifelong fan of the NBC World Series, his career knuckleballed to the NBC in 2013.
Hometown: Wellington, Kansas
College: Cowley CC — AA; Wichita State University, Sport Management — BA
Debut: February 2015
Walk-Up Song: “March of Pigs” — Nine Inch Nails
Bio: Jason Ybarra serves as the Director of Operations for the NBC World Series. The short and stocky right hander has tried to play every sport, but was never gifted an ounce of athletic talent. His passion was making everyone upset at sporting event as a sports referee, and has been known to make at least 51 percent of the fans remember that one bad call.
Hometown: Salado, Texas
College: Tarleton State University, Sport Management — BS; Wichita State University, Sport Management — MEd
Debut: July 2018
Walk-Up Song: “Copperhead Road” — Steve Earle
Bio: The Texas native previously spent 11 years in the commercial sales industry before entering sport sales. Since then he has served sales and business development roles with the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League and most recently with the Round Rock Express, AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Hometown: C-CITY (Carson City), Nevada
College: Newman University, Sport Communications — BS
Debut: May 2017
Walk-Up Song: “Electric Avenue” — Eddy Grant
Bio: Ellise McGowan serves as the National Baseball Congress’ Relationships Manager and oversees the marketing efforts related to the NBC World Series. The retired, collegiate softball player has been with the NBC World Series since 2017 and continues to bring her creative and fun, loving spirit to the team.