AUBURN, NY - The Auburn Doubledays, Single-A Short Season affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are proud to announce the returning broadcast partnership of Fingerlakes1.com for the 2019 season. FingerLakes1.com is a privately owned company based out of Seneca Falls, NY that specializes in local sports and information.
"We are thrilled to continue bringing live Auburn Doubledays baseball to the Finger Lakes region again this summer," said President of FingerLakes1.com, Inc Jim Sinicropi. "With the renovations at Falcon Park and a full season of professional baseball ahead, we couldn't be more excited to continue our partnership. Look for the links to access the live game broadcasts on our homepage or click on FL1 Radio on the free FingerLakes1.com Android or iPhone app."
All 38 home games - as well as select contests on the road - will be streamed on Fingerlakes1.com, as well as the Auburn Doubledays pre- and post-game shows. J.D. Raucci and Jack McMullen will be the broadcasting tandem for the 2019 Doubledays, while Claudia Bellofatto will host both shows.
Bellofatto, originally from Boston, graduated from Syracuse University this spring. She has spent the past four years traveling and experiencing various sport cultures around the country while learning new skills from coast to coast.
"Opening day couldn't come quicker!" Bellofatto said. "We have a bunch of fun ideas for the season. I can't wait to meet all of the Doubledays fans! I've learned that there's so much more to sports than just the game and I'm looking forward to connecting the fans with the Doubledays team on a whole new level."
McMullen is a native of Oak Park, Illinois, just West of Chicago. He is a rising senior at Syracuse University and the current Sports Director at WAER-FM in Syracuse. In addition to calling baseball games, McMullen also enjoys playing it for SU's club team.
"I'm incredibly excited for the season to get underway," McMullen said. "Broadcasting baseball is the perfect mix of a passion and a dream for me, and to be able to do so for a community like Auburn is something I wouldn't dare take for granted."
Raucci is a rising senior at Syracuse University studying broadcast and digital journalism with a minor in education studies. After spending the summer of 2017 as a broadcast intern with the then-Syracuse Chiefs, JD went back home to Massachusetts and was a play-by-play broadcaster for the 2018 Cape Cod Baseball League Champion Wareham Gatemen. In his time at Syracuse, JD is on an on-air talent and sports staff member at WAER-FM, WJPZ-FM, CitrusTV and ACC Network Extra.
"I'm just really excited to get this season underway and let as many people as possible know about how great the Auburn Doubledays team an organization is," Raucci said. "Calling a baseball game is unique in that it gives you the opportunity to tell stories in a way that some other sports don't. Having the opportunity to do that for a team and a community like Auburn is something I'm extremely grateful for and eager to get started on."
Additionally, radio streams are also available with a subscription to the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) app on TuneIn Radio and the First Pitch app, available for both iPhone and Android.
"We're thrilled to have Fingerlakes1 back on board this season," said Doubledays general manager Adam Winslow. "On top of their clear radio broadcasts, we're looking forward to building on our pre- and post-game shows from last year and putting out even more great Doubledays material for our fans to watch online. With the edition of Jack, J.D., Claudia and our new communications manager [Chris Tril] we're all really excited about what's to come."
Auburn Doubledays season tickets and single game tickets are available now by going to the Doubledays tickets page on www.auburndoubledays.com or by calling the office at 315-255-CITY. Opening day is June 16th, 2019 at Falcon Park with a start time of 7pm.
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