The Winston-Salem Dash, a minor league baseball team, have named 2011 HTC/Journalism graduate Brian Boesch as the club’s new director of Media Relations.
In addition to serving as the team’s liaison to the media, Boesch will broadcast all 140 Dash games on www.wsdash.com and on television. The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class-A Advanced minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
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 also is a studio host and producer for Northern Illinois and Oregon men’s basketball with IMG College in Winston-Salem.
When at Ohio University, Boesch was the sideline reporter for Bobcat football on the Citizens Bank IMG Ohio Sports Network.
A native of Medina, Ohio, Boesch began his baseball-broadcasting career with Ohio’s baseball team in 2008. He also served as sports reporter for WOUB and was sports director at WATH/WXTQ, the flagship station of Ohio University sports.
For two summers, Boesch also served as the voice and Media Relations director of the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League.
“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.”
The 2012 Winston-Salem Dash regular season begins on April 6, 2012, in Zebulon, N.C. 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.