ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The Lehigh Valley IronPigs
have named two additions to their media relations and broadcasting department for the 2013 season. Matt Sutor joins the organization as media relations assistant, while John Skudris will serve as the studio host on the IronPigs Radio Network.
Matt Sutor will enter his first season with IronPigs. The native of Annandale, N.J., just completed a stint in the Australian Baseball League, where he served as director of communications for the Sydney Blue Sox and color commentator for Fox Sports' ABL Game of the Week. Sutor has vast experience in baseball communications, including stints as a broadcasting intern for the New Jersey Jackals and as director of broadcasting and media relations for the Morehead City Marlins of the independent Coastal Plain League. A graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Sutor also served as color commentator for Red Fox women's basketball during the 2012 season. With the IronPigs, Sutor will contribute to the team's media efforts, including updating the official team website and social media pages, and assisting in the editing and writing of team publications. He replaces Tim Doohan, who recently accepted a position as the director of communications for the Rochester Red Wings.
John Skudris embarks on his first season of professional baseball as studio host for the IronPigs radio network, where he will serve as a pregame and postgame host and provide in-game updates. A self-professed "stat nerd," Skudris graduated from Boston College with a political science degree in 2012. During his time in Chestnut Hill, he acted as a play-by-play commentator for BC baseball, football, men's basketball and men's hockey on 90.3 FM WZBC. He also served as a part-time color commentator for the BC women's basketball team during the 2012 season. From 2011-2012, the Doylestown, Pa., native was promotions director at WZBC Sports, serving as the liaison between interested sponsors and the department. Prior to attending BC, Skudris attended Bucks County Community College, where he was student body president and managing editor/political editorialist for the school's newspaper, The Centurion. He replaces Adam Dobrowolski, who is currently a broadcast graduate assistant at Kutztown University.
As in the past, fans can catch IronPigs action all season long as Matt Provence and Jon Schaeffer will be on the air for the fifth consecutive season on ESPN 1230-1320 AM, or via an Internet stream provided by PenTeleData. The season kicks off April 4, when the IronPigs host the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Park.
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