We have personnel news today from the Milwaukee Brewers, Camden Riversharks (independent; Atlantic League), Auburn Doubledays (short season A; NY-Penn League), and the Green Bay Bullfrogs (summer collegiate; Northwoods League).
Pawtucket Red Sox (Class AAA; International League) broadcaster Jeff Levering is leaving for the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast booth, where he’ll serve as a play-by-play broadcaster on select road games on 620 WTMJ and the Brewers Radio Network, as well as provide content for the Brewers online, social and new media channels.
In his new role, Levering will handle three innings of play-by-play as he fills in on games missed by Bob Uecker. For days when he is not on the air, Levering will provide video, photo, audio and written content for Brewers.com and various other Brewers social media platforms.
“Jeff will be a great addition to the organization, and this is an opportunity for him to contribute both in the radio booth and in our new media efforts,” said Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “By creating this role, we have a consistent voice filling in when Bob elects to stay home on occasional road trips, and we add resources to our expanding social media outreach. We welcome Jeff to the organization and look forward to introducing him to Brewers fans at Brewers On Deck.”
“I am thrilled beyond words to be joining the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast team as well as their talented front office,” Levering said. “Being part of a radio booth that features the legendary Bob Uecker and Joe Block is a tremendous honor, and a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. Calling games in the Major Leagues has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and to have a chance to realize it is truly amazing. I can’t thank the Brewers enough for their faith in me and allowing me the opportunity to work in such a terrific organization. My family is excited to immerse ourselves in Milwaukee and be diehard Brewers fans.”
Lindsay Rosenberg is the new general manager of the Camden Riversharks, replacing Adam Lorber. Rosenberg will assume the GM role effective today and lead the front office staff as the planning process for the 2015 15th anniversary season is underway.
The 2014 season was Rosenberg’s sixth year with the organization. After beginning her time in Camden in a sales position, she transitioned into the assistant general manager role prior to the 2013 season, overseeing all ticket sales, marketing, facility maintenance and game operations for the ‘Sharks. She is the second female GM in Atlantic League history (Kristen Simon, Lancaster), and the first for Camden.
“Lindsay is highly deserving of this opportunity,” says Riversharks principal owner Frank Boulton. “We are confident she possesses the knowledge and talent to make sure the Camden Riversharks remain successful for many seasons to come.”
Rosenberg, a South Jersey native, earned her bachelor’s degree from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. She majored in sports, entertainment and event management and spent time with TeamOps at Gillette Stadium and Comcast-Spectacor at the Wells Fargo Center before starting her career in Minor League Baseball in 2009.
“I am grateful for the opportunity and would like to thank Frank and the ownership group as I am excited to take on this new role,” Rosenberg said. “As a staff, we look forward to putting on a great show at all 70 home games while continuing to be affordable family entertainment in South Jersey.”
The Auburn Doubledays announced the hiring of Andrew Sagarin as operations manager and David Lauterbach as communications associate. Both Sagarin and Lauterbach have already begun preparing for the upcoming season with GM Mike Voutsinas.
Originally from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Sagarin brings both major and minor league experience to Auburn. This past year, he served as the Assistant Stadium Manager at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in Tempe, Arizona. Sagarin followed that stint as the operations manager for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League in 2014.
“I’m excited to be here and to provide the greater Auburn area with a phenomenal baseball experience,” Sagarin said.
Sagarin graduated from Syracuse University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. While at Syracuse, he interned with the Syracuse Chiefs (Class AAA; International League) during the 2013 season as a sales and game day operations intern.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Andrew to the Auburn Doubledays,” Voutsinas said. “He’s a perfect addition to our staff and already has a lot of ideas about how to improve our organization.”
As operations manager, Sagarin will supervise game day staff while also working on ticket and sponsorship sales. Additionally, Sagarin will focus on Falcon Park’s aesthetics and game day environment.
“We are going to have some new and innovative initiatives this year at Falcon Park as well as continuing to grow aspects of our operation that our fans are familiar with,” Sagarin said. “I am looking forward to meeting our partners and fans and building strong relationships with them.”
David Lauterbach also joins Auburn’s front office as communications associate. Lauterbach is currently a senior at Syracuse University and will serve as the Voice of the Doubledays.
“I’m excited to begin my minor baseball league career with such a great organization,” Lauterbach said. “I’ve spoken with past Auburn broadcasters and they’ve all spoken highly about the Doubledays organization and its fans.”
Lauterbach will manage the Doubledays website and act as the media relations coordinator in addition to his play-by-play duties. He will also work on sponsorships sales.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Lauterbach broadcasts Syracuse Orange football, men’s football, and men’s lacrosse games on WAER in Syracuse. The past two summers he was a broadcaster for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast and Digital Journalism in December 2015.
“David’s experience at Syracuse and on Cape Cod makes him a perfect addition to our team,” Voutsinas said. “We’ve had great broadcasters from Syracuse University work for us in the past, and I think David will continue that tradition.”
Parker Schwartz is the new play-by-play voice and media relations director for the Green Bay Bullfrogs. This marks his first season with the club and the Northwoods League.
“I am thrilled to join the Green Bay Bullfrogs and look forward to coming to one of the best sports communities in America,” said Schwartz. “I have heard nothing but excellent reviews of the Northwoods League, the Bullfrogs fans, and the team’s front office.”
Schwartz has experience in Minor League Baseball as a radio producer, broadcaster, public address announcer, and media director. In 2014, he worked in Midland, Mich. at ESPN 100.9 FM where he served as a producer and broadcaster for the Great Lakes Loons (Low Class A; Midwest League). Prior to working with the Loons, Schwartz was a media coordinator for the Princeton Rays (rookie; Appalachian League).
A Columbus, Ohio native, Schwartz is graduating this spring from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. At DePauw, he was the sports director of the school’s television station, D3TV, and the campus radio station, WGRE, 91.5 FM.
“Parker brings an unquenchable love of sport complemented with a descriptive, passionate, smooth, and witty broadcasting style to the booth,” said fellow WGRE broadcaster Robert Sherman. ”His work ethic and leadership makes him not just a good broadcaster but a great team player and a joy to work with, no matter who you are.”