Montgomery Biscuits (Class AA; Southern League) broadcaster Joe Davis is joining ESPN in a full-time role, with broadcaster Aaron Vargas replacing him as the Voice of the Biscuits.
Vargas, 23, joined the Biscuits for the 2012 season after two years as the Director of Marketing/P.R. for the Florida Collegiate Summer League, and four years as a play-by-play broadcaster at his alma mater, Tennessee’s Carson-Newman College. While at Carson-Newman, Vargas played four seasons of baseball, serving as team captain as a senior. In the baseball off-seasons, he’ll work as a radio play-by-play man for various sports at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina.
Davis, 24, will finish the 2012 Biscuits season alongside Vargas.
“When we hired Joe we knew he had unlimited potential,” said Biscuits Co-Owner Tom Dickson. “It has been a pleasure watching his talents grow over the last three years and we have no doubt that he will continue to find success and wish him the very best.
“Aaron is another young and very talented broadcaster. We have watched him grow over the last season and have no doubt that he will continue to keep the Biscuits radio broadcast first class.”
“It’s an honor to have the opportunity and responsibility to carry on the tradition set by a number of talented broadcasters for the Biscuits,” said Vargas. “I’m very lucky to have been able to work under a guy like Joe Davis. It’s like taking a broadcasting class every time I step into the booth. He has a true passion for the art of broadcasting, and he has passed on some of that passion and knowledge to me.”
Davis will call college football, basketball, baseball, and other Olympic sports for ESPN. He can be heard this Saturday night at 9:30 CT announcing college football as Arizona hosts Toledo on ESPN U.
“It’s definitely bittersweet,” Davis said. “While I’m headed to a place I’ve dreamed of working for a long time, I’m going to really miss calling Biscuits games for so many awesome, supportive fans, and working with a great staff. I’ll always be thankful to Tom and Sherrie and the organization for giving me the chance.
“That said, I couldn’t be more excited for Aaron. I can’t speak highly enough of his focus and his drive and his potential in this business. Working with him this season has been so enjoyable and memorable for me. I know Biscuits fans will be as thrilled with the news of his hiring as I am.”
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