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Brewers tap Lepay to fill in on telecasts

Matt Lepay will join the Brewers' broadcast team on FOX Sports Wisconsin this season.

The Brewers and FOX Sports Wisconsin announced on Sunday that Lepay, a seven-time winner of the Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year Award, will handle play-by-play for approximately 35 Brewers telecasts this season, filling in for Brian Anderson while he handles national telecast work.

"Matt is a great fit for this role, given his passion for sports in Wisconsin and his connection to fans throughout the state," Brewers chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger said in a statement. "We are thrilled to bring Matt on board, and look forward to his work on Brewers telecasts throughout the season."

Lepay has been the voice of Wisconsin Badgers football since 1994 and is currently in his 26th season as the men's basketball play-by-play announcer. He joined WIBA Radio in Madison, Wis., in 1994 after a stint as sports director at WTSO Radio.

"Matt is obviously a knowledgeable sports mind and a professional who has established a strong connection with fans across the state of Wisconsin," said Mike Dimond, senior vice president and general manager for FOX Sports Wisconsin. "I think Brewers fans will really enjoy his approach to the game. We're excited to have him as part of our broadcast team."

Craig Coshun will return for his 14th season covering the Brewers, continuing to serve as the lead pregame and postgame host for FOX Sports Wisconsin. Coshun will also handle play-by-play for select Brewers telecasts on FOX Sports Wisconsin during Spring Training and the regular season.

Lepay, a native of Dayton, Ohio, who resides with his wife Linda in Cross Plains, Wis., will continue to work as the radio voice for Wisconsin football and basketball.

"I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to be a part of the Brewers and Fox Sports Wisconsin broadcast team," Lepay said in a statement. "I very much admire the work of Brian, Bill [Schroeder], Craig and everyone associated with the telecasts, and I am eager to join them this season. The chance to call baseball is a lifelong dream, and I thank the Brewers and FOX Sports Wisconsin for helping me realize that dream."

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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