PRESS RELEASE – The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League, Single-A Short Season affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce 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 General Manager 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 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 innovate 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.”
More information about the Doubledays broadcast plans for the upcoming season will be released in the coming months.
The Doubledays are scheduled to open the 2015 season on Friday, June 19th at Batavia. Opening Night at Falcon Park is scheduled for Thursday, June 25 against the West Virginia Black Bears.. Season ticket plans for the upcoming season can be purchased by calling the Doubledays at (315) 255-2489. For the latest Auburn Doubledays news and notes, follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.