App State Men’s Golf Signs Two for 2019-20

BOONE, N.C. – Head coach Bo Redman of the Appalachian State men's golf team on Thursday announced the signing of two prep golfers for the 2019-20 season in Addison Beam and Nick Sawyer.

Beam will continue his golf career in-state following his graduation from the Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, N.C. An all-conference performer as a junior, he is coming off an individual title in the 2018 1A State Championship. Outside of golf, Beam earned the rank of Eagle Scout last spring.

"We are very excited about having Addison play for us for the next four years," Redman said. "Not only is he one of the best golfers in the state of North Carolina, he is one of the best young men. We are looking for him to come in and have an immediate impact on the team."

Sawyer, who hails from Centre, Ala., earned six letters in golf at Cedar Bluff High School where he has been on the team since seventh grade.

This past season, he consistently posted scores in the low 70s during tournament play and won the 2018 1A-2A sub-state title and 2018 Alabama Junior Open Championship. He also boasts 37 other wins during his tenure, which helped him earn MVP honors of his team. Sawyer is the first person in the history of Cherokee County, Alabama, to earn a Division I golf scholarship.

"Nick is exactly the type of young man that we are looking for to play golf at Appalachian State University," Redman said. "I expect him to build on the successes that he has had as a junior golfer and am excited to be able to watch his game at the next level. His potential is unlimited."

 

Locascio Promoted to Assistant General Manager

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads are pleased to announce that Douglas Locascio has been promoted to Assistant General Manager. Locascio previously had served as the Executive Director of Sales and Merchandising.

As Assistant General Manager, Locascio will continue to oversee ticketing, merchandise, corporate sales, groups, and other game day operations.

"I am excited about this new chapter and am looking forward to the future with the Crawdads," Locascio said. "I have been privileged to be a part of this organization for a number of years and I would like to thank our General Manager Mark Seaman and the Texas Rangers for trusting me with this opportunity."

During his time in Hickory, Locascio has been an active member of the community. He is an ambassador to the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Hickory Metro Sports Commission, Catawba County Partnership for Children, and Hickory Young Professionals. He was selected as one of HYP's Top 10 Under 40 in 2016.

Originally from the Tampa area, Locascio attended Campbell University where he earned a degree in Sports Management. Prior to joining the Crawdads, Locascio completed internships with the Wilmington Sharks baseball team and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Locascio joined the Crawdads organization in March 2010 as an interim Ticket Operations Manager but was hired on full-time following the season to become the Director of Ticket Operations and Merchandising. Following the 2014 season, he was promoted to Executive Director of Sales and Merchandising.

Outside of work Locascio enjoys spending time with his wife Lydia, and two children, Gracen and Sophia.

The Crawdads will open their season at L.P. Frans Stadium on April 11th against the Kannapolis Intimidators. For more information about the Crawdads, including promotions, ticket books, and group outings please visit www.hickorycrawdads.com or contact the front office at (828) 322-3000.