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Ballpark Notes for Feb. 12, 2009

Today’s personnel news in the baseball world: the Potomac Nationals announce additions to the front office, while the Tucson Toros add to their coaching staff.

In today’s personnel news: the Potomac Nationals announce additions to the front office, while the Tucson Toros add to their coaching staff.

The Potomac Nationals (High Class A; Carolina League) announced changes to the front office staff for the upcoming 2009 season.

Joining the Nationals front office as Assistant General Manager, Corporate Sales is Ben Terry. Terry, a Hartford, Conn. native, graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1999 and spent his first seven seasons in professional baseball with the Richmond Braves (Class AAA; International League). He most recently worked within the athletic department at the University of Virginia before making the move north to Woodbridge.

Another addition to the Nationals organization is new Director of Ticket Operations, Peter Frikker. Frikker’s previous minor league baseball experience includes stints with the Delmarva Shorebirds (Low Class A; Sally League), and his hometown Williamsport Crosscutters (short season; NY-Penn League).

Bill Kenney rejoins the P-Nats’ front office as a Group Sales Account Executive after a stint with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (High Class A; Carolina League) last season. The Dunmore, Penn., native first broke into minor league baseball with Potomac in 2007 as the Assistant Director of Food Service.

Powell, Wyo. native Anthony Masterson has been hired as a Broadcast/Media Assistant. Masterson, a 2008 Kenyon College graduate, worked in television at Fox Sports Rocky Mountain in Denver where he covered the Colorado Rockies. He will join Anthony Oppermann in the broadcast booth as well as handle PA announcing at Pfitzner Stadium.

The Nationals also announced promotions for the coming season.

Carter Buschman, the former Director of Stadium Operations entering his fourth year with the P-Nats, has been promoted to the Assistant General Manager, Stadium Operations. Paul Barrett, currently a sophomore at George Mason University, will be returning for his fifth season with the Nationals organization. Working last year as the Assistant Director of Food Service, Barrett will move the Ticket Office as a Ticket Manager for the upcoming 2009 season.

The Tucson Toros (independent; Golden Baseball League) introduced the latest additions to the 2009 coaching staff at a Hi Corbett Field press conference

Pete LaCock and Ed Vosberg were introduced by Toros Manager Tim Johnson. LaCock will concentrate on working with the Toros offensive attack while Vosberg will be in charge of the pitching staff.

LaCock is a California native who played nine seasons in the big leagues and has spent the last four years coaching independent professional baseball, both in the United States and Canada.

Vosberg is a native Tucsonan, one of only two people to play in the Little League World Series, NCAA College World Series and the Major League Baseball World Series.

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