Founders

John Vittas (@JohnVittas3)

Version 2Founder, Adviser

A 2015 graduate of the University of Maryland, John Vittas founded the Maryland Baseball Network in November of 2014 and launched the network’s website two months later. He coordinated a staff and served as MBN’s lead broadcaster in 2015, after calling Terps games for WMUC Sports the previous three years. After graduation, John went on to work in the graphics department at MLB Network, working alongside the likes of John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Sean Casey. He got back on the mic for the 2016 season, teaming up with fellow Maryland graduate Scott Kornberg to broadcast Myrtle Beach Pelicans games, the Advanced-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. He is currently pursuing Minor League opportunities in 2017, and is excited to begin his sixth season in baseball broadcasting. You can contact John at jvittas@gmail.com.

Matt Present (@matt_present)

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Founder, Adviser

A recent graduate of the University of Maryland, Matt served as a play-by-play voice for the Maryland Baseball Network the past two seasons. While at Maryland, Matt called ten different sports for WMUC Sports and the Big Ten Network Plus. He also worked behind the scenes on many Maryland sports broadcasts. Matt currently works as a production assistant at Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and broadcasts games for DMVstream, while pursuing play-by-play opportunities in minor league baseball. In the summer, Matt broadcasts baseball for the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, a member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Matt also caddies at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

You can contact Matt at m_present@comcast.net.

Jake Eisenberg (@JakeEisenberg_)

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Founder, Current Director and Lead Broadcaster

Jake is a senior journalism major at the University of Maryland entering his third season as a broadcaster for the Maryland Baseball Network. Since arriving in College Park, Jake has had the opportunity to call a wide variety of other Terrapin sports as well—ranging from men’s basketball to field hockey—for both the student-run radio station, WMUC Sports, and via live-stream for the Big Ten Network’s BTN Student U Productions. Jake spent last summer as the play-by-play voice of the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League and has previously been an intern for ESPN’s Around the Horn, MLB Network and SNY.

You can contact Jake at jceisenberg310@gmail.com.