Pulaski Yankees name town native as new General Manager

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PULASKI, Va. (WDBJ7) The Pulaski Yankees have someone new in charge for their next season.

The organization announced Friday Christina Edney, a Pulaski native, is taking over as General Manager.

She said she's excited to take on the role with the team, but she was surprised to get the offer so quickly, after joining the organization in February, 2017.

"I feel like I have worked really hard for the ballpark and it means a lot to me so I'm putting in all my effort to this park and to this town," she said to WDBJ7 Friday.

"I can't promise that I know all the ins and outs of everything that has to do with the ballpark, but I can promise you that I'm willing to learn all the ins and outs and that's what I plan to do."

This change comes as former GM Blair Hoke is taking a job with a minor league team in North Carolina.

Edney served as the Assistant General Manager for the past year. A 2012 Liberty University graduate, Edney studied sports Journalism and minored in Youth Ministry.

The Pulaski native spent several years working in TV news as an Associate Producer at WDBJ7 in Roanoke and a sports reporter and morning reporter at WHSV TV3 in Harrisonburg, VA before returning to her Pulaski roots.

“It’s great to be home, in my town and at my ballpark. As we continue to move forward and look to the future, my goal is to build on the foundation already in place and continue to provide a fun, safe affordable stadium for children, families and fans alike,” said Edney.

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