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Josh Maurer joins PawSox broadcast crew

Posted by Craig Forde  February 25, 2014 01:02 PM

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Josh Headshot CBS3- 2.JPGIn what seems to be an annual tradition the Pawtucket Red Sox have announced a new broadcaster for the upcoming season, naming Josh Maurer as their new play-by-play voice.

Maurer, who has spent the last two seasons calling games for the Double-A Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees), succeeds Bob Socci who became the radio voice of the New England Patriots after only three months in Pawtucket last season.

“We are pleased to welcome Josh Maurer to the PawSox and the PawSox Radio Network led by our flagship station 920 WHJJ,” said PawSox President Mike Tamburro in a press release. “Josh is a talented young broadcaster who impressed us with his style and knowledge.”

A native of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania and a Maryland University alum, Maurer’s first baseball gig came with the Class A Charleston River Dogs (Yankees) where he spent four seasons calling games before linking up with the University of Massachusetts where he has been calling basketball and football games for the last six years.

Josh will pair up in the booth with Jeff Levering, who returns for his second season in Pawtucket.Josh and Reggie Jackson laughing in booth 2013.JPG

“It is an immense honor and extremely humbling to be chosen as the newest broadcaster for the Pawtucket Red Sox and to work with such a talented play-by-play man as Jeff Levering,” said Maurer in a press release. “This is one of the finest minor league broadcasting jobs in the country and with that comes great responsibility and expectations. I look forward to contributing to the PawSox both on and off the air.”

Just the like the McCoy Stadium field is a stepping stone for players heading to the big leagues, the McCoy broadcast booth has served a similar role.

On top of Socci, others who have gone on to jobs at the next level include Seattle Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith, Dan Hoard who joined the Cincinnati Bengals broadcast crew and NESN’s own Don Orsillo.

The PawSox open their season on Thursday, April 3rd when they host the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

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