Gatemen Broadcast Team In Place for 2013 Season

The Wareham Gatemen have announced their 2013 broadcast team and are pleased to pair Mike Monoco from the University of Notre Dame and Austin Pollack from Syracuse University. Continuing our partnership with Wareham Community Television (WCTV), the Gatemen will once again broadcast all games live and free of charge on our website. Home games will feature live video courtesy of WCTV and that will stream here at www.gatemen.org and on local cablel television. (check your local listings)

This will be our 7th season bringing live play by play coverage for all 44 regular season games plus the playoffs. Home games will feature live video from Spillane Field that will stream free of charge on UStreamTV; accessed here at www.gatemen.org from our Pressbox Page. Mike and Austin will also hit the road with the team; delivering live play by play audio.

Austin will be our 6th play by play broadcaster in the last 5 years from Syracuse; following Alex Perlman (2009), Eric Silverman (2010), Bill Spaulding (2011), Ben Fontana (2012) and Jarrad Saffren (2012). We hope to debut our newest team during a preseason game on June 9th when the Gatemen welcome the Newport (RI) Gulls from the New England Collegiate Baseball League to Spillane Field for a preseason game. Check back to www.gatemen.org for more information.

Mike Monaco is a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame, where he is studying broadcasting and journalism. Mike covers men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and softball as a play-by-play broadcaster for UND.com, the athletic department’s site that live broadcasts all home games. Mike also works for WVFI, calling football, men’s basketball and hockey. He is also the Sports Editor of the school newspaper, The Observer. Mike has been a lifelong baseball fan, played through high school and last summer interned with NESN, a regional cable television network in New England, as a Red Sox intern.

Austin Pollack will be a junior in the fall at Syracuse University, where he studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Austin writes for the sports and features sections at The Daily Orange, as well as being involved with Z89 Radio. He is a staff writer for Orange Fizz, a Syracuse football and basketball recruiting site, and also contributes to Fizz Radio. A native of Massachusetts, Austin’s first shot at broadcasting baseball began on his family’s couch when he was just eight years old. He turned the volume off and would broadcast Red Sox games to nobody but himself. An avid Boston sports fan, Austin interned at NESN last summer in the New Media department where he helped write and edit stories for NESN.com.

Both will share play by play duties this summer and also contribute to www.gatemen.org with game stories and other features.

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