Antweil is a recent graduate of the University of Miami, where he was the play-by-play broadcaster for Miami Hurricane baseball, football, basketball, and volleyball.
“I am very excited to join the Somerset Patriots organization. The Patriots have a successful track record both on the field and in the community, so it is a genuine privilege and honor for me to become part of the Patriots family. As the radio voice of Patriots baseball, I pledge to deliver an informative, clear, and always energetic broadcast, and I look forward to sharing the drama of every pitch with the tremendous Patriots fan base. Cannot wait for Opening Day,” said Antweil.
He was a camper in the Bruce Beck & Ian Eagle Broadcasting Camp in 2007 and was selected as a standout to call a half inning of play-by-play with then Somerset Patriots Radio Broadcaster Brian Bender during the camp’s trip to TD Bank Ballpark.
Antweil will call 140 games on WCTC 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Somerset Patriots Baseball.
“Justin first impressed us with the way he calls a game, but really stood out during the interview process. You can see the excitement and passion he has for broadcasting the game and how much he wanted to be the voice of our team. We are looking forward to Justin being part of our team,” said Patrick McVerry, President/General Manager of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club.
He is taking over the Patriots Radio Broadcaster position held by Adam Amin the past two seasons. Amin was hired by ESPN at the end of the 2011 season and has been broadcasting college events for the network, including football, basketball, and volleyball.
The 2012 season will begin at home on Thursday, April 26th at 7:05 pm. The 2012 season schedule has been released. For more information about the upcoming season, call (908) 252-0700 or visit http://www.somersetpatriots.com.
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