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Personnel news in Traverse City, Sonoma

Traverse City Beach BumsWe have some personnel news to pass along: Kevin Burke is the new voice of the Traverse City Beach Bums (independent; Frontier League),while the Sonoma Stompers (independent; Pacific Association) fill out their front office.

Burke comes to Traverse City following a season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League), providing radio play-by-play and color for all 70 home games and 26 road games. Additionally, he worked in media relations, writing press notes and feature stories while maintaining the Blue Wahoos social media accounts.

During the baseball off-season, Burke is the women’s basketball play-by-play broadcaster for High Point University of the Big South Conference.

A 2012 graduate of Virginia Tech, Burke was heavily involved in the media, spending two years as an intern for the Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network, handling play-by-play duties for a variety of sports as well as working with the broadcast crews for men’s and women’s basketball. While a student at VT, Burke also worked with the Salem Red Sox (High Class A; Carolina League) assisting on broadcasts and in media relations.

In the Pacific Association, Hunter Horenstein is the assistant general manager and Sean Boisson the director of business affairs for the Stompers, as announced by GM Theo Fightmaster.

Horenstein began his career with the San Rafael Pacifics(independent; Pacific Association) during their inaugural 2012 season. Horenstein was named Community Affairs Manager, initiating the Pacifics’ community relationship with businesses, schools, and other charitable organizations. In 2013, he was promoted to Media and Public Relations Manager and Traveling Secretary. He oversaw the team’s social media department and media relations, as well as accompanied the team while on the road in Arizona and Hawaii. Horenstein contributed to a number of tasks during his time in San Rafael; including stadium operations, broadcasting, and coordinating team travel logistics.

Horenstein will help oversee baseball operations, media and public relations, ticket sales, and general day-to-day operations of the ball club.

Boisson is a 2013 graduate of Sonoma State, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Marketing, and also served as the President of the Sonoma State Sports Business Club. Prior to joining the Stompers, Boisson served in the Corporate Partnership department with the Sacramento River Cats (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League).


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