Snappers Add Pair to Media Department
BELOIT, WI - The Beloit Snappers have announced the addition of two new members to their Media Relations and Marketing department.
Eric Hall will take over the duties as the Media Relations and Marketing Manager for the Snappers, and Matt Harvey has been tabbed the Media Relations and Marketing Intern for the 2018 season.
Hall takes the reigns as the Snappers Media Relations and Marketing Manager, as previous manager Garrett Mansfield landed with the Altoona Curve, the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. For Hall, he begins his fourth season in Minor League Baseball after serving as the Media Relations Assistant for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs , the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2017 season.
The Lynchburg, Virginia native is no stranger to the Oakland Athletics organization, as he spent the 2016 season with the organizations Triple-A club, the Nashville Sounds. While with the Sounds, Hall worked with former Snappers such as Matt Olson, Bruce Maxwell, Renato Nunez, Daniel Gossett and Matt Chapman.
During his first season of Minor League Baseball in 2015, Hall began his baseball career with his hometown Lynchburg Hillcats, High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians as a communications intern. Midway through the 2015 season he transitioned to a role with the Danville Braves, Rookie affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, as their Media Relations Trainee. Prior to his baseball career, Hall graduated from Liberty University (Va.) where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Sports Management in 2014. During his time at Liberty, Hall interned with the Flames football team as an assistant to the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. In addition, he interned his senior year with ESPN radio as a production assistant for the local sports talk show, The Sportsline.
Hall brings along his assistant in Matt Harvey who enters his first season in Minor League Baseball. Matt is currently a senior in his last semester at Penn State University at University Park, Pa. Harvey is majoring in Broadcast Journalism and History and will be graduating and joining the Snappers in May.
The Doylestown, Pennsylvania native is no stranger to baseball, as he has interned the last two summers with the Valley Baseball League in Virginia, a collegiate baseball league. He spent the 2016 season with the league's media relations department, serving as the league Sports Media intern.
In 2017, Harvey served as the play-by-play broadcaster and media relations intern for the Front Royal Cardinals. With the Cardinals, Matt got a taste of in season baseball with a collegiate summer league team. While at Penn State, Harvey gained experiences on the air in broadcasting, sports writing and reporting, social media and board operations for a variety of Nittany Lions sports. Matt is from Doylestown, Pa, a suburb of Philadelphia. He is an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies. His favorite baseball players are Chase Utley and Jim Thome.
In their roles, both Hall and Harvey will produce all team content on snappersbaseball.com and the Snappers social media accounts. In addition to content, their other responsibilities will include broadcasting more than 60 games on the Snappers flagship station 103.5 WADR, driving marketing efforts in the Beloit and surrounding area, and coordinating player and front office interviews.
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