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Personnel moves in Stockton, Yakima

Stiockton PortsTaylor McCarthy is the new Director of Marketing for the Stockton Ports (High Class A; California League), while Noel Zanchelli is the first Director of Operations for the new Yakima team in the summer-collegiate West Coast League.

LLC President Pat Filippone made the announcement about McCarthy.

“We are excited for Taylor to join our front office staff,” said Filippone. “With his previous experience in the industry, he will quickly become an asset within the organization.”

McCarthy will oversee all marketing operations of the Ports, in addition to assisting in sponsorship sales and relations.

In 2011, McCarthy began his Minor League Baseball career with the Public Relations and Promotions Department of the Lowell Spinners (short season A; NY-Penn League). McCarthy spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as the General Manager of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (summer collegiate; Futures Collegiate Baseball League), where he managed marketing and promotions, sponsorship and ticket sales, media relations, and game day operations.

McCarthy, a Newport, VT native, graduated from the University of Vermont with a Communications degree in 2010, where he worked two years in their Athletic Communications Department.

“I am honored to join such a great organization, and I look forward to contributing to the successful tradition of Stockton Ports baseball,” said McCarthy.


In Yakima, Zanchelli will oversee all day-to-day activities of the team, including ticket sales, stadium operations, food and beverage and fan experience at Yakima County Stadium for Pacific Baseball Ventures (PBV).

“Noel is a passionate, energetic and well-rounded professional who jumped at the chance to come to a market as vibrant as Yakima,” said PBV Chief Operating Officer Zachary Fraser. “His ability to provide best-in-class customer service, to work with a variety of talents and personalities, and his wide range of professional experiences, plus his love of the game of baseball, made Noel the right person for this important position.”

Zanchelli brings a wide range of professional experience to his new position. He is a former sports broadcaster and reporter for the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks official broadcasts. Zanchelli also worked as a sports reporter and anchor for Northwest Cable News and KSVI in Billings, Montana, KOLR in Springfield, MO and KIRO Radio and KIRO-TV in Seattle. He’s worked in stadium operations at Safeco Field, and also served as a White House aide and a member of President George W. Bush’s advance detail. A native of Seattle and a graduate of the University of Southern California, Zanchelli looks forward to developing the best fan and customer experience in the WCL.

“I’m excited to be part of bringing baseball back to the Yakima Valley,” Zanchelli said. “This is an exciting time for baseball fans in the region. We’re going to build a team that fans can root for and we’re also going to create great opportunities for families and friends to make life-long memories.”


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