Thursday, November 1, 2007

Miners to have new radio voice for 2008 season

MARION — The Southern Illinois Miners will have a new voice on the team’s radio broadcasts for the 2008 season. Scott Gierman joins the Miners as the new play-by-play announcer and media relations director.

Gierman spent the previous three years with the Savannah Sand Gnats, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets.

While in Savannah, Gierman headed up the media relations and creative departments. He also called the play-by-play for all Gnats home games over the Internet.

Following the 2006 season, his first as media relations director, Gierman received the honor of South Atlantic League Media Relations Director of the Year.

Prior to his time in Savannah, Gierman also spent a season working with the Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

“Scott is a great addition to the team,” Miners general manager Tim Arseneau said. “I’m confident our fans will enjoy listening to the games with him.”

A native of Griffith, Ind., Gierman graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a major in sport communication and a minor in telecommunications.

“I’m excited to be a member of an elite organization,” Gierman said. “I look forward to calling the action for all the great fans in Southern Illinois.”

Gierman replaces Mike Lockert, who called the Miners' inaugural season.

The Miners' home opener is scheduled for Saturday, May 24
As reported in The Marion Daily 10/31/07

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