We have personnel news to report from the Lexington Legends (Low A; Sally League) and the Biloxi Shuckers (Class AA; Southern League).
In Lexington, the Legends have announced that Emma Tiedemann will serve as the primary play-by-play broadcaster and media contact for the 2018 season.
Tiedemann, who was the Broadcast and Media Relations Assistant for the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) last season, will be replacing Keith Elkins who retired at the end of the 2017 season.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have Emma on board and part of the Lexington Legends team. Going into this off-season, we made the decision to take our game broadcast off of the radio and exclusively stream them on milb.tv. When we met Emma at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida it was clear from the beginning that we had found the perfect person to lead us into this process,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “As one of the very few female owned professional sports teams, we are also very proud to have the first female play-by-play analyst in the South Atlantic League and the second in all of Minor League Baseball.”
With the Saints, Tiedemann was the number-two broadcaster and handled a variety of media relations duties. Prior to the Saints, Tiedemann spent two years as the Broadcast and Communications Manager for the Medford Rogues, a summer collegiate wood bat team in Medford, Oregon. She broadcasted every game, including the 2015 West Coast League All-Star Game, the 2016 Great West League All-Star Game and 2016 Great West League Championship Series. In 2014 she was part of the broadcast duo for the Mat-Su Miners in Palmer, Alaska, serving as play-by-play and color analyst. She broadcasted both the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game as well as the Top of the World Series.
Tiedemann graduated from the University of Missouri in 2015. At Mizzou, she was active with the student radio station, KCOU-FM, and Mizzou Network. She called Missouri basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer, but most notably the 2014 Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. Tiedemann began broadcasting at the University of Texas at Dallas in high school, covering women’s sports, men’s basketball and baseball.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Legends front office staff,” said Tiedemann. “I am eager to get in the booth this season and bring Legends baseball to fans near and far.”
In Biloxi, the Shuckers have announced the appointment of Quince Landry as their head groundskeeper. Landry takes over for Will Lairamore after working as the assistant groundskeeper for the Shuckers during the 2017 season.
“It’s remarkable, I’m very honored to be given this opportunity,” said Landry. “It’s a great source of pride to come in and work for something that is bigger than yourself.”
“Quince checked all of our boxes when our groundskeeper position became available,” said Shuckers General Manager Hunter Reed. “The fact that he is familiar with the front office, the coaching staff and brings a wealth of experience made him the right fit to be our head groundskeeper.”
Landry graduated from LSU with a B.S. in Plant and Soil Systems with a concentration in Turf Management. A native of Lake Charles, LA, he spent his entire time at LSU in the turf management program, aiding in the maintenance of the Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium, Tigers Stadium, the LSU football practice fields, softball fields and soccer fields.
Along with his involvement at LSU, Quince worked as a member of the grounds crew at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers. He also spent a summer as a part of the grounds crew for the Texas Rangers, learning from Dennis Klein, who has been the head groundskeeper at Globe Life Park since May 2006.