Pierce Johnson on Smokies Gameday Live

Tennessee Smokies starter Pierce Johnson visited the Smokies Gameday Live pre-game show on August 12 for an interview with host Greg Young.

Johnson at the time of the interview had most recently pitched in Mobile and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of a seven inning game on August 10. He did the same, no hitting an opponent into the sixth, in his last start at Smokies Park on August 3 against Pensacola.

Through eight starts in the second half, Johnson is 4-3 with a 1.38 ERA and a .160 average against.

Smokies Gameday Live is the daily pre-game show that airs locally on the video board before every Smokies game at Smokies Stadium.

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Categories: 2014 Smokies Feature, Videos

Author:Greg Young

Greg Young brings five years of Minor League Baseball experience to the Smokies Radio Network, having previously served with the High-A Modesto Nuts of the California League. He began with the Nuts as a Broadcast Assistant in 2007 before being promoted as the team's new Director of Broadcasting the following year, a position he held through the 2011 campaign. During his time with Modesto, Young also worked at KESP AM-790 as a Sports Anchor. Over the years he has worked as a broadcaster for Comcast Hometown Network and their coverage of the San Jose Giants (High-A, California League) and Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), in addition to high school football and basketball. Young began his broadcasting career with the Major Indoor Soccer League's California Cougars in 2006 and was the club's inaugural broadcaster before being promoted to Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting the next year. Young is a 2005 graduate of Sacramento State University, earning a Communications degree with an emphasis in Digital Media. During his senior year, Young was Sports Director for the university's student-run radio radio station KSSU, and also did play-by-play for the school's baseball, football and basketball teams while attending Sacramento State.


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