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Danville Braves, Rookie-Advanced Affiliate of the Atlanta Braves
American Legion Post 325 Field at Dan Daniel Memorial Park, 302 River Park Dr., Danville, VA 24540
Mailing Address: Danville Braves, P.O. Box 378, Danville, VA 24543
Phone: 434.797.3792 | General Email: | Website:
Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@DanvilleBraves) and Facebook (DanvilleBravesOfficial)


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David Cross Vice President, General Manager

David Cross From: Newport News, Va.

Newport News, VA native David Cross will begin his 19th season (2018) as General Manager of the Danville Braves and his 20th in professional baseball. Prior to getting into baseball, Cross worked in the financial services industry. He began his career in baseball in the ticket department of the Richmond Braves (1998) and spent the 1999 season as the Group Sales Manager with the Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League. In May of 2000, Cross was named the GM of the Danville Braves and has been helping to improve professional baseball in the Danville area since. During his tenure in Danville, he has been named Appalachian League Executive of the Year twice (2003, 2008) and won the Promotional Award of Excellence twice (2004, 2006). Most recently, Cross led the D-Braves to 2017 Appalachian League Organization of the Year honors. In September 2017, Cross was promoted to Vice President, General Manager, Danville Braves.


Favorite Athlete: Bo Jackson
Favorite MLB Player: Jimmy Foxx
Favorite Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Favorite Food: General Tso's Chicken
Best Part About Being a Danville Brave: The leftover popcorn after games


Brandon Bennett Assistant General Manager

Brandon Bennett From: Jacksonville, NC
Alma Mater: University of North Carolina

Brandon Bennett began his second tour of duty with the Danville Braves in 2016, having worked as the Sales & Operations Manager from 2010-2013. The 2010 UNC Chapel Hill grad is ecstatic to be back working for the Braves


Favorite Athlete: Tyler Hansborough
Favorite MLB Player: Chipper Jones
Favorite Movie: The Patriot
Favorite Food: Anything free
Best Part About Being a Danville Brave: The great people I work with.


Betsy Haugh Sales & Marketing Manager

Betsy Haugh From: Earlysville, Va.
Alma Mater: Marshall University (BA), Virginia Tech (MA)

Betsy Haugh joined the D-Braves Front Office as the Sales & Marketing Manager in September 2016 after serving as the Media Relations Trainee for the 2016 season. Betsy is also the League Publicist for the Appalachian League and handles the league's social media, press releases, and website. Betsy was named the 2017 Appalachian League Woman of Excellence and the 2017 Appalachian League Outstanding Employee of the Year at the conclusion of the 2017 season, earning the League's nomination for the Rawlings' Woman Executive of the Year award. Prior to joining the D-Braves, Betsy earned degrees from Virginia Tech (MA, Communication) and Marshall University (BA, Sport Management and Marketing). Betsy was a Division I student-athlete at Marshall, playing two seasons for the women's soccer team before joining the Sports Information Department as an intern. Betsy is responsible for the D-Braves media relations, and all media inquiries can be directed to her.


Favorite Athlete: Aaron Rodgers
Favorite MLB Players: Brian Roberts and Nomar Garciaparra
Favorite Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Favorite Food: Dessert
Best Part About Being a Danville Brave: Getting to spend time with Blooper