We have personnel news to report from the Hickory Crawdads (Low A; Sally League) and the Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A; Sally League).
In Hickory, the Crawdads have promoted Douglas Locascio to General Manager. Skip Moser will assume the role of Assistant General Manager, a position previously held by Locascio.
Locascio will take over for Mark Seaman who held the role of General Manager for eleven seasons. Seaman is joining the City of Hickory as the Recreation and Sports Tourism Director.
As General Manager, Locascio will oversee the team’s day-to-day operations, corporate sales, communications with the Rangers, as well as many other responsibilities.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and am excited about this next chapter with the Crawdads,” Locascio said. “Thank you to Mark for his guidance over our ten seasons together and for his dedication to the team.”
During his time in Hickory, Locascio has been an active member of the community. He is an ambassador to the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Hickory Metro Sports Commission, Catawba County Partnership for Children, and Hickory Young Professionals. He was selected as one of HYP’s Top 10 Under 40 in 2016.
Locascio joined the Crawdads organization in March 2010 as an interim Ticket Operations Manager but was hired on full-time following the season to become the Director of Ticket Operations and Merchandising. After the 2014 season, he was promoted to Executive Director of Sales and Merchandising. In January of this year, Locascio was named Assistant General Manager.
Moser joined the Crawdads full time prior to the 2018 season after working at the Hickory Soup Kitchen for ten years. He will continue to oversee stadium operations and be a key member of the group and corporate sales team.
The Shorebirds have announced that Caroline Beauchamp is their new Head Groundskeeper.
Caroline Beauchamp rejoins the Shorebirds as the Head Groundskeeper years later after serving as the Assistant Groundskeeper. During her years away from Arthur W. Perdue Stadium she was a Facilities Maintenance Technician at Wicomico County Parks and Rec/Tourism and a Sports Turf Technician at Salisbury University. Beauchamp was born and raised on a chicken farm in Princess Anne, MD. She is a 2006 Delaware Tech Community College graduate.
“The Shorebirds are thrilled to welcome Caroline back to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. She has certainly grown in her field since she was an Assistant Groundskeeper here and we are excited about the experience she brings to the table”, said General Manager, Chris Bitters.