Ryan Mock, the Voice of the Hagerstown Suns since 2007, is moving on.
Ryan Mock, the Voice of the Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League), is hanging up the headset to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Washington.
Mock has his sights set on attaining a Peace Corps Masters International MBA that will be followed by two years of service to the volunteer program. He will study in the Evans School of Public Affairs.
A veteran of the South Atlantic League, Mock signed off the air as “voice of the Suns” last Tuesday, after calling the action of an early morning standoff between the West Virginia Power and the hometown Hagerstown club.
“I’ve had a great time with the Suns, and I can’t thank the staff and community enough for making me feel comfortable in Hagerstown the last four seasons,” says Mock.
Mock’s depictions of the game mirrored his passion for the stories and statistics of baseball, which were blended with entertaining wit and humor.
Stepping away from the microphone certainly produces some bittersweet sentiments for Mock as he prepares to head out west towards his home in Oregon.
“I am no different than any other member of the Suns staff who works to put on the games. The only difference for me was I got the chance to get on the air and talk to the fans about the games. That’s what is going to make it tough to walk away.”
Mock’s full-time replacement for the remainder of the 2010 season and through the 2011 campaign will be former minor league announcer Bryan Holland.
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