February 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM
Josh Maurer has been named radio broadcaster for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, the team announced in a release Tuesday. Maurer will join play-by-play Jeff Levering in the PawSox booth. He replaces Bob Socci, who was hired last July as the voice of the New England Patriots. The team of Maurer and Levering will broadcast all 144 Pawtucket games from the flagship 920 WHJJ Providence and a dozen affiliated systems.
Maurer, 33, has spent the last two seasons as the voice of the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the Yankees, and previously worked for the Charleston River Dogs of the South Atlantic League. In addition to his baseball work, Maurer has served as the radio voice of the UMass Minutemen basketball and football teams for the past six seasons.
The PawSox booth has been a stepping stone for many current announcers throughout the professional sports landscape. In addition to Socci, current NESN play-by-play man Don Orsillo was in Pawtucket from 1997 to 2000. Other current announcers around sports include Aaron Goldsmith (Seattle Mariners), Gary Cohen (New York Mets), Dave Flemming (San Francisco Giants), Andy Freed (Tampa Bay Rays), Dave Jageler (Washington Nationals), and Dan Hoard (Cincinnati Bengals).
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