(February 3, 2013) Six more STAA clients have accepted assistant broadcasting positions in affiliated minor league baseball, and a seventh has taken an internshp with a Major Leage team. Christopher Vosters is joining the Frisco RoughRiders (AA-Rangers), Mike Baggerman the Altoona Curve (AA-Pirates), Kyle West the Lynchburg Hillcats (A-Braves), Luke Mauro the Daytona Cubs (A-Cubs) and Seth Bernstein the Wilmington Blue Rocks (A-Royals).
In addition, Rob Greissinger has accepted a Broadcast Internship with the Tampa Bay Rays. It’s his first opportunity since graduating from Penn State in the spring. “I just applied for the heck of it, thinking that my chances were slim, but I went through their interview process smoothly. Then I got a call that I was selected. I couldn’t turn it down.”
Greissinger is the second STAA client to earn the Rays internship in the past three years. Aaron Berlin held the position in 2012.
Christopher Vosters is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin. He prepared himself for the Frisco opportunity by spending two summers broadcasting in the Northwoods League. “I’m forward to getting to know this team and organization over the next month before I head down to work with [RoughRiders Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations] Alex Vispoli.”
Mike Baggerman joins the Altoona Curve after spending last summer with the West Virginia Power. “Altoona provides me the opportunity to build upon what I learned with the Power in 2013. I’m fortunate to remain within the Pittsburgh Pirates organization so I have some familiarity with the players rolling through.”
With the Curve, Baggerman will be working alongside fellow STAA client Mike Passanisi, the team’s Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. “Mike’s experience not just with the Curve, but minor league baseball as a whole provides me a great opportunity to keep learning from experienced personnel,” says Baggerman.
2012 University of Kansas graduate Kyle West has spent this winter broadcasting men’s and women’s basketball at West Liberty University in West Virginia. However, he spent two seasons calling baseball with the Willmar Stingers summer collegiate team in Minnesota. He is excited to join the Lynchburg broadcast team. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me. I already know quite a few broadcasters in the Carolina League, and they speak very highly of the league and the organizations that are within it. I am also excited to work with Erik Wilson because this will be his fourth year with the Hillcats and I expect to learn a lot from him throughout the season.”
Luke Maruo starting his radio baseball career in 2010 as an on-site producer and engineer for he New Britain Rock Cats. The next summer, be broadcast games for the Danbury Westerners of the NECBL. He also called baseball during his time at Quinnipiac University, where he earned his degree last year.
Seth Bernstein spent the past three seasons with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League. A graduate of Northwestern, Bernstein learned of the Wilmington Blue Rocks opportunity through a job lead that was exclusively for STAA clients. “I’m excited to begin my professional broadcasting career with an organization known throughout Minor League Baseball for excellence both on and off of the field. Many of the Royals top young prospects will pass through Wilmington this summer and I can’t wait to watch these guys go out there and play every day.
“I couldn’t have done it without [STAA].”