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Faces at state amateur baseball tournament: Brozik brings live streaming to all 31 games

EDITOR'S NOTE: Faces at the State Amateur Baseball Tournament is a regular series, profiling one contributor, worker, player, manager or fan a day during the duration of the Class B state tournament.

Winner's Jody Brozik mans the production of the stream for the state amateur baseball tournament Wednesday night at Cadwell Park. Brozik mans three video cameras and handles the graphics, while using local radio play-by-play to braodcast the games. (Eric Mayer/Republic)
Winner's Jody Brozik mans the production of the stream for the state amateur baseball tournament Wednesday night at Cadwell Park. Brozik mans three video cameras and handles the graphics, while using local radio play-by-play to braodcast the games. (Eric Mayer/Republic)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Faces at the State Amateur Baseball Tournament is a regular series, profiling one contributor, worker, player, manager or fan a day during the duration of the Class B state tournament.

For fans of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament, the only way to watch the annual year-end tournament was to physically attend the games at Cadwell Park in Mitchell-until now.

Jody Brozik, founder of Winner Warriors Live, is streaming all 31 games of the Class B state tournament on his website sportsticketlive.com.

"It was pretty simple," said Brozik, who had multiple talks with South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association president Dale Weber during Winner/Colome's high school baseball and Legion season, which was coached by Weber's grandson, Drew. "We just started talking about it. There's been a lot of good games that have been archived and recorded but you can't relive it. This gives you chance to do that."

Brozik's hobby of streaming South Dakota athletic events, which began in 2013, has become a full-time gig for the Winner native.

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His company now has three full-time employees, including himself, and has a staff of eight workers.

"Winner Warriors Live was a hobby," Brozik said. "We went from a small crew that was playing with it my basement to having a crew cover the (Rapid City) Post 22 Legion baseball team in Bismarck (North Dakota) and myself covering the state amateur tournament. We'll cover 40 some games in 10 days. We hope we're professional, too."

Brozik will be staying in Mitchell throughout the tournament to stream all the games. He uses three cameras-one angled at the pitcher's mound and center field, one angled at left field and one angled at right field. The cameras are fed into a computer and streamed via the internet. He controls all three cameras with a switchboard and uses live radio feed from various stations covering the games and matches the audio with video he streams. It's a simple, but effective way to bring live, visual and audio coverage of the Class B state amateur baseball tournament all over the world.

Brozik, who used to play amateur baseball for Clearfield and the Winner Merchants, said he loves being around the game.

"You really learn to love good baseball," Brozik said. "And this is good baseball."

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