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Dash hires two STAA All-Americans

February 24, 2012
Courtesy of milb.com

The Winston-Salem Dash are proud to announce Brian Boesch has taken over as the club’s new Director of Media Relations. In addition to serving as the team’s liaison to the media, Boesch (pronounced “BUSH”) will broadcast all 140 Dash games on www.wsdash.com and on television. Boesch replaces Alex Vispoli, who was named the Manager of Broadcasting and Media Development with the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

Boesch spent last season as the RoughRiders’ Broadcasting and Media Relations Assistant. Prior to joining Frisco, he worked as the play-by-play broadcaster for the Burlington (NC) Royals, Kansas City’s rookie-level affiliate in the Appalachian League. Boesch is also a studio host and producer for Northern Illinois and Oregon men’s basketball with IMG College in Winston-Salem.

“I am incredibly honored to join the Dash organization,” Boesch said. “After spending some time in Winston-Salem, I have learned that the Dash are well-respected in the community, the region, and the Carolina League. I am excited to contribute to our media and broadcast efforts and get to know Dash players and fans. Opening Day cannot come soon enough.”

A native of Medina, Ohio, Boesch is a graduate of Ohio University. He began his broadcasting career with Ohio’s baseball team in 2008.

Mike Lefko, who will enter his first season as the Assistant Director of Media Relations, will join Boesch in the broadcast booth. A graduate of Syracuse University, Lefko began broadcasting baseball in the Cape Cod League with the Bourne Braves. He also works at IMG College with Boston College and the ACC.

Both Boesh and Lefko were 2011 STAA All-Americans, recognized as being among the top six collegiate broadcasters in the country.

After two years with the Dash, Vispoli heads to Frisco, Texas, where he will broadcast all 140 RoughRiders games on radio and television and coordinate the team’s media efforts. Vispoli had broadcast every Dash game played at BB&T Ballpark and was behind the microphone for the stadium’s opening night on April 13, 2010 and for the Chicago White Sox exhibition game before last season.

A graduate of Syracuse University, the Andover, Massachusetts native has previously broadcast baseball for teams in Dayton (OH), Lynchburg (VA), and Salem (VA).

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Dash and will miss Winston-Salem a great deal,” Vispoli said. “This is a first-class organization from top to bottom and I have been very lucky to be a part of it. I will cherish the memories and relationships I have made over the years and wish Brian and the Dash all the best moving forward.”

The 2012 Winston-Salem Dash regular season begins on April 6, 2012 in Zebulon, NC against the Carolina Mudcats. The Dash open their home schedule on April 13 when the Mudcats make their first visit to BB&T Ballpark. Every Dash game can be heard online at www.wsdash.com.

The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class-A Advanced minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

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