PRESS RELEASE – Today the Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League have announced the hiring of Danny Angel as its new fulltime media relations representative and broadcaster. Angel will serve as the primary play-by-play broadcaster for all 28 home games for the Steamers in 2011 and fulfill additional duties concerned with media relations.
“We are excited to have such an experienced and enthusiastic broadcaster on our team. And Angel brings more than just broadcasting experience; that is what made him such an attractive hire,” said Chip Pruden, the General Manager for the Steamers.
Angel, 28, brings three years of broadcasting experience with him to the Steamers webcast booth, including two years exclusively covering baseball. The 2010 season saw Angel serve as the media relations director and play-by-play announcer for the Laredo Broncos Baseball Club of the independent United League.
After graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in Audio Production and Media Performance, Angel made the jump to the diamond in 2009 when he was hired as the number two broadcaster for the short season single A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, the Aberdeen IronBirds of the New York-Penn League.
In 2008, while a senior attending San Francisco State University, Angel got his first taste of live broadcasting when he served as the primary play-by-play man for the varsity women Gators basketball team, while also working as the color commentator for the varsity men Gators basketball team.
Angel grew up in Sonoma, California where he attended Sonoma Valley High School, graduating in 2001. He follows in his uncle’s broadcasting footsteps; Joe Angel is the radio play-by-play man for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Edenton Steamers compete during the summer at Historic Hicks Field in downtown Historic Edenton, North Carolina. Edenton is a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 15th season, the Coastal Plain League features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 800 alumni drafted and 39 alums make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league Web site at http://www.coastalplain.com. For more information on the Edenton Steamers, please visit the team website at http://www.edentonsteamers.com .